Deliverying detailed information on topology, dynamics and 3D structure of the molecules, either in solution or in the solid state
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) is a physical phenomenon based on the behaviour of atomic nuclei of molecules in the presence of a strong magnetic field, whereby nuclei absorb and re emit electromagnetic radiation at a specific resonance frequency. This information is used to resolve physical, chemical, electric and structural information about molecules based on these resonant frequencies. It can provide detailed information on topology, dynamics and 3D structure of the molecules, either in solution or in the solid state. Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) is an analogous technology where excitation is directed at electrons rather than atomic nuclei. Within the University of Melbourne, magnetic resonance technology is used in a wide range of biological, chemical and materials science applications.
The University Platforms
The Melbourne Magnetic Resonance Platform, located within the Bio21 institute, houses an impressive suite of NMRs (ranging in magnet size from 400MHz to 800MHz) and an EPR (Advanced X- and Q-Band Pulse). It is available to academic and industry users for a fee-for-service basis.
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For imaging applications of magnetic resonance please see Melbourne Bioimaging.