B. H. Suits - Research Projects
Condensed Matter/Materials Physics using NMR and NQR
Professor Suits is an experimentalist using nuclear magnetic resonance
(NMR) to study materials.
He is using an 85 kG
magnet and a versitile computer-controlled spectrometer
study the atomic level electronic and structural properties
of novel materials.
In particular, he is studying materials
detection, especially explosive detection,
using nuclear quadrupole
resonance (NQR), and
related effects involving
magnetic resonance of nuclei with
large nuclear electric quadrupole couplings.
In the recent past he has used magnetic resonance
to study nanoscale and
nanophase materials to look at
surface layers and grain
boundaries and molecular motion of molecules in zeolites.
He has also
worked to develop and use the techniques
of NMR and NQR imaging
(MRI) to study
how microscopic materials properties
place to place on a macroscopic scale in inhomogeneous
NMR Image of damaged NaCl
NMR - Slow Off Angle Sample Spinning
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