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Physics Colloquium: "Nanoscale Magnetic Resonance Imaging"


Raffi Budakian, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Date Oct 8, 2014
Time 4:00 pm  

141 Loomis Lab




Physics Department


Stephanie Johansson

Phone 217-300-4241
Event type Physics Colloquium
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Originating Calendar Physics - Colloquium

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 - a capability that has led to a host of powerful modalities for imaging spins. Although it remains a significant challenge, there is considerable interest to extend 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 the constituents in biology, such as single virus particles or even single molecules.

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