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Biological detector and method

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May 1, 2018
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A biological detector includes a conduit for receiving a fluid containing one or more magnetic nanoparticle-labeled, biological objects to be detected and one or more permanent magnets or electromagnet for establishing a low magnetic field in which the conduit is disposed. A microcoil is disposed proximate the conduit for energization at a frequency that permits detection by NMR spectroscopy of whether the one or more magnetically-labeled biological objects is/are present in the fluid.
March 26, 2014
G01R 33/32 (20060101); B82Y 15/00 (20110101); G01N 33/553 (20060101); G01R 33/34 (20060101); G01N 24/08 (20060101); G01R 33/465 (20060101); G01R 33/341 (20060101); G01R 33/30 (20060101); G01N 33/543 (20060101); G01R 33/56 (20060101); G01R 33/28 (20060101);
GOVERNMENT INTEREST STATEMENT This invention was developed under Contract DE-AC04-94AL85000 between Sandia Corporation and the U.S. Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention.