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Abstract #1155

Generating unilateral field modulation for MRI using a pyrolytic-graphite-based Halbach array

Richard Bowtell1

1University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom

A flat Halbach array consisting of an array of long, thin permanent magnets whose magnetization orientation varies linearly with position, has the interesting property of generating a unilateral field perturbation. Such a pattern of field variation could be usefully employed in MRI, for example for attenuating signals from surface structures. Here we show that a Halbach array can be formed by exposing appropriately oriented strips of material with anisotropic magnetic susceptibility to a strong static field, and also validate the predicted behaviour in experiments carried at 3T using a 40-element structure formed from pieces of pyrolytic graphite sheet.

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