Back to Listing

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

Event Type
Community Service
Department of Physics
141 Loomis Laboratory
Oct 26, 2013   10:15 - 11:30 am  
Professor Raffi Budakian
Originating Calendar
Physics - Saturday Physics for Everyone

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.

View Professor Budakian's presentation

link for robots only