The PT2026 measures!
Using laboratory magnets ranging from 0.3 T to 1.5 T, we have now been able to test the entire processing chain of our new-generation NMR Precision Teslameter: probe, hardware, signal processing, firmware and computer interface. After eight years of struggle, the robustness and outstanding performance are tremendously gratifying, even if we still have much work ahead of us. At this time, we’re busy testing the "hooks" for planned upgrades, such as support for CW probes in general, and the PT2025 adapter in particular. Our estimated delivery date is Q2 2012.
Additional orders for the THM1176-HFC probe
Only 500 microns thick, the THM1176-HFC ("High Field Compact") is the smallest 3-axis Hall probe in the world, ideal for very small gaps. As its sibling THM1176-HF, the–HFC probe provides four ranges up to 20 T – see our article in the last newsletter. We welcome the Variable-Energy Cyclotron Centre in Kolkata, India, as the latest customer to discover this extraordinary specialty probe.
A fluxgate probe for the THM1176
Fluxgate magnetometers are the unchallenged champions for high-resolution measurements of weak fields, roughly equal to the earth’s field. Our customers use such devices to monitor perturbations in the magnetic environment that, for example, cause MRI imaging artifacts. Metrolab is now working to combine the outstanding low-field resolution of these probes with the ease of use and portability of the THM1176 system. This newcomer to the Metrolab line is called the Three-axis Fluxgate Magnetometer "TFM1186"; we expect to be able to start shipping in Q2 2012.