Q optimization of RF inductors for use in NMR probes.

  title={Q optimization of RF inductors for use in NMR probes.},
  author={Shirley Ann Kan and Patrick Gonord},
  journal={Magnetic resonance in medicine},
  volume={23 2},
Radiofrequency inductors are important components of many NMR probe circuits, and a high quality factor Q of these inductors is necessary to achieve good signal-to-noise ratios. We have designed high Q inductors using an optimum coil diameter to coil length ratio of the order of 2.54. The latter was calculated from Lorenz's inductance formula for a solenoid and checked experimentally using a series of inductors of various diameters and lengths. The results show good agreement between theory and… CONTINUE READING