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Saturday Physics for Everyone: The Ultimate MRI: Magnetic Resonance Force Microscopy

Date Oct 26, 2013
Time 10:15 am - 11:30 am  
Location 141 Loomis Laboratory
Sponsor Department of Physics
Contact Toni Pitts
Phone 217-244-2948
Event type Outreach
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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has had a profound impact on biology and medicine. Key to its success has been the unique ability to combine imaging with nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, which has led to a host of powerful modalities for imaging. Although it remains a significant challenge, there is considerable interest in extending these powerful spectroscopic and imaging capabilities to the nanometer scale. In this talk, I will discuss the fundamental physics behind MRI and how we might extend these powerful ideas to image the smallest constituents in biology, such as single virus particles or even single molecules.

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