Comparing the NMR Magnetic Field Camera MFC2046 with legacy instruments!

This document describes the enhancements of the NMR Magnetic Field Camera, the MFC2046, highlighting its enhanced precision, versatility, and performance compared to previous models.

The latest generation of instruments achieves an exceptional absolute accuracy of 1 ppm, representing a substantial improvement compared to the 5 ppm accuracy of the previous generation (Paragraph 1.1). Additionally, the PT2026 introduces a groundbreaking capability, enabling both ramping and mapping with a single instrument (Paragraph 1.2).

The MFC2046 embodies a significant leap forward in magnetic field characterization through its incorporation of pulsed mode NMR magnetometry, featuring Free Induction Decay (FID) and Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) techniques (Paragraph 2).

Further enhancing measurement capabilities, the MFC2046 boasts an expanded probe range and enhanced versatility, excelling in mapping magnetic fields ranging from 0.2 T to 30 T (Paragraph 3). The accompanying probe arrays, MFC9046, offer an impressive ±3% range of the nominal field, facilitating more flexible measurements and unlocking new applications.

Innovations in component selection within the probe arrays of the MFC2046 minimize susceptibility and improve homogeneity, resulting in more consistent normalization and compensating for susceptibility effects of surrounding materials (Paragraph 4).

A comparative analysis of Metrolab’s PT2025, MFC3045, and PT2026 magnetometers reveals distinct differences in measurement principles (Paragraph 5). We present survey results confirming the superior resolution of the PT2026 over the PT2025.

These advancements represent a significant stride forward in magnetic field measurement instrumentation, offering unprecedented accuracy, versatility, and performance.

Metrolab is proud to support the MRI4ALL hackathon!

The MRI4ALL Hackathon aimed to jointly develop a fully-fledged low-field MRI scanner in just four days and to release all developed resources as open-source packages so that other groups can utilize them for their projects. 52 researchers from 16 different institutions participated in the hackathon, and they created a scanner named “Zeugmatron Z1” – in reference to the term “Zeugmatography” that was initially used by Nobel-price winner Paul Lauterbur when he invented MRI. The scanner is now operational, and the hackathon participants continue to improve it.

Metrolab Technology SA was happy to support the project by loaning a 3-axis Hall sensor THM1176-MF to Clarissa Zimmerman Cooley and Aaron R. Purchase, Ph.D. to map the magnet. Aaron makes his code for an automated field mapper using the THM1176-MF in GitHub under the repository /field_mapper_3DFM/

Note that Aaron already published his work previously: read more.

Thank you for your involvement in advancing science for all. We are looking forward to seeing your publications during ISMRM 24 in Singapore.

Meet Metrolab CEO during ENC, Asilomar, CA, USA!

We are delighted to invite you to visit the Metrolab/GMW booth at the ENC Experimental Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Conference in Asilomar.

We are especially thrilled to announce the attendance of Metrolab’s CEO, Stéphane Jotterand, who will showcase our groundbreaking innovation—the Robotic Mapper for NMR Spectrometer Magnets MFC8246.

Stéphane, along with Brian from GMW Associates, will be available to meet you at Exhibit Booth 2, located in the Fireside Garage area. We will be showcasing the following instruments at the booth:

Robotic Mapper for NMR Spectrometer Magnets MFC8246:

Designed to map small bore NMR spectroscopy magnets with NMR Precision Teslameter PT2026 accuracy. It represents a significant advancement in precision field measurement technology.

NMR Precision Teslameter PT2026:

Setting the global standard for total field measurement, the PT2026 offers unparalleled accuracy, achieving a resolution of less than ten parts per billion – 10 ppb. Features include high magnetic field measurement, robustness against inhomogeneous fields, and enhanced measurement speed.

Permanent Magnet PM1055:

A compact yet powerful solution for spectroscopy applications ranging from 0.01T to 0.5T. This portable magnet, weighing just one kilogram, is the cornerstone of portable NMR spectrometers.

We cordially invite you to explore these innovations and engage in insightful discussions with our team at the conference. Your presence will contribute to making this event a resounding success.

Looking forward to meeting you at ENC 2024!

Metrolab nominated to the Grands Prix de l’Economie by the CCIG -Chambre de Commerce, d’Industrie et des Service de Genève, Switzerland.

With immense pride, we announce the nomination of Metrolab Technology SA for the prestigious Innovation Award, presented by the Chamber of Commerce, Industry, and Services of Geneva.

This recognition speaks to our unwavering commitment to innovation and passion for pushing boundaries. We want to express our gratitude to CCIG for this nomination. Being part of a community that values and encourages innovation is an honor. Stay tuned to learn more about our innovation journey and the award ceremony scheduled for September 14, 2023.

Together, let’s continue to push the boundaries of what’s possible!

Meet Metrolab R&D team during MT28!

Join us in discovering a world of innovation with our eagerly anticipated poster presentation by Jacques Tinembart, introducing the revolutionary “Intelligent New Generation of NMR Probes: The 1426 and 1526 from Metrolab.” These advanced probes are set to redefine precision in magnetic measurements, opening new frontiers in research.

But that’s not all – immerse yourself in the future of magnetic measurement technology as we proudly showcase our flagship instruments:

  • PT2026 – The Gold Standard
  • THM1176 – Versatile 3-Axis Hall Magnetometer
  • FastDigital FDI2056 – High-Speed Digital Integrator

Get ready to witness technology that’s reshaping the magnetic landscape. Join us at Booth 23 and immerse yourself in the world of innovation. See you at MT28!

Elevating accuracy and quality: Metrolab Technology SA attains ISO 17025 accreditation for magnetic measurement calibration.

Metrolab Technology SA is proud to announce that it has achieved ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accreditation for its state-of-the-art calibration laboratory specialising in magnetic measurements.

ISO 17025 accreditation, widely recognised as the gold standard for calibration and testing laboratories, demonstrates Metrolab’s commitment to excellence and precision. This achievement reinforces Metrolab’s reputation as a trusted partner in industries requiring accurate magnetic calibration services.

Metrolab becomes the only private laboratory accredited to ISO 17025 for NMR certification:

  • Calibration of magnetometers from 1 mT to 30 T static magnetic fields
  • Calibration of magnetometers from 100 µT to 8 mT alternating fields
  • 1 mT – 30 T static magnetic field generator
  • AC magnetic field generator 100 µT – 8 mT
  • Effective magnetic surface according to Faraday’s law (0.01 m^2 – 10 m^2)
  • Calibration and recalibration of all products.

For all enquiries, please contact us at the following address:

Meet Stéphane and Antoine during Coiltech, Pordenone, September 20-21, 2023, Stand 9-E04.

Metrolab is set to showcase its pioneering 3-axis Hall magnetic field camera and 3-axis Hall magnetometers at Coiltech.

Attendees can experience firsthand the future of magnetic field visualization and precision measurement at our booth. Join us at Coiltech to witness the next level of magnetic innovation.

Meet Stéphane and Antoine during EUCAS 2023.

Exciting News! Metrolab is thrilled to be a part of the 16th European Conference on Applied Superconductivity, taking place in Bologna, Italy, from September 3rd to 7th, 2023.

Get ready to experience cutting-edge technology as we showcase our NMR Precision Teslameter, the gold-standard PT2026, and the versatile 3-axis Hall magnetometer.

Swing by Booth 35 to chat with us about our latest accomplishment – the ISO 17025 accreditation. We can’t wait to connect with you and delve into the world of precision magnetic measurement. See you there!

We are pleased to announce that our colleague Philip Keller has been appointed Chair of the Technical Subcommittee on Sensors, Communications, Instrumentations, and Measurements of the IEEE Magnetic Society Standards Committee (MG/SC). This is a prestigious appointment that recognizes his expertise and leadership in the field of magnetic sensing and instrumentation. As the Chair, he will play a critical role in developing and maintaining standards that guide the development and use of magnetic sensors and related technologies.

Philip brings a wealth of experience to his new role. Before joining Metrolab in 2003, he worked as a senior manager in Ascom, as a researcher in ultrasound medical imaging, and for Microsoft, Boeing, and several start-up companies. He holds Master’s degrees in Physics and International Management. In addition, Philip is a talented science mentor, as demonstrated by his video tutorials on magnetic measurement technologies.

We congratulate Philip on this achievement and are confident that his extensive knowledge and skills will make valuable contributions to the IEEE Magnetic Society Standards Committee. We look forward to seeing the impact of his leadership in the development of future magnetic sensing and instrumentation standards.

We’re thrilled to announce that our team will attend tradeshows and conferences this year to meet with our customers and prospects. Our engineers will be on hand to discuss applications and projects and provide advice on how our technology can help.

Here’s the list of events we’ll be attending:

Magnetics Conference and Exhibition: Orlando 01-02 February 2023

Coiltech Deutschland 2023: Ulm 29-30 March 2023

14th International Particle Accelerator Conference IPAC’23: Venice 07-12 May 2023

Sensor + Test 2023: Nüremberg 09-11 May 2023

CWIEME Berlin: Berlin 23-25 May 2023

2023 ISMRM & ISMRT Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Toronto 03-08 June 2023

CWIEME Shanghai: Shanghai 28-30 June 2023

EUCAS2023, 16th European Conference on Applied Superconductivity: Bologna 03-07 September 2023

MT-28 International Conference on Magnet Technology: Aix-en-Provence 10-15 September 2023

Coiltech Italia 2023 Pordenone 20-21 September 2023

We look forward to connecting with you at these events to discuss how our technology can help you. Make sure to stop by our booth to say hello and see our latest products in action.

See you there!