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Flawed diamonds enable scientists to view nuclear spins in molecules, improve NMR technology

By Faye Oney / July 14, 2017

Researchers are taking advantage of a nitrogen vacancy in flawed diamonds to view how atoms spin and connect to form molecules. Their discovery could eventually lead to smaller MRI machines that are less invasive and use considerably less energy.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / September 21, 2016

New machine mills in nanometer precision, advancing lithium-air batteries, and other materials stories that may be of interest for September 21, 2016.

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Mind readers: ‘Glass brain’ makes big debut at SXSW, but does it actually reveal our thoughts?

By Jessica McMathis / March 16, 2014

The Glass Brain project showcased at the SXSW interactive festival provides a crystal-clear picture of what’s happening in our heads.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By / June 11, 2013

Berkeley Lab researchers increase NMR/MRI sensitivity through hyperpolarization of nuclei in diamond Today’s nuclear magnetic resonance and magnetic resonance imaging technologies, like quantum information processing and nuclear spintronic technologies, are based on an intrinsic quantum property of electrons and atomic nuclei called “spin.” Electrons and nuclei can act like tiny bar magnets with a spin…

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By / February 5, 2013

What an active field! Oxygen tolerance of an in silico-designed bioinspired hydrogen-evolving catalyst in water (PNAS) Certain bacterial enzymes, the diiron hydrogenases, have turnover numbers for hydrogen production from water as large as 104/s. Their much smaller common active site, composed of earth-abundant materials, has a structure that is an attractive starting point for the…

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Materials stories that also may be of interest

By / October 8, 2010

At the end of each week, I end up with a list of a bunch of stories I started to write about, or started to investigate or didn’t even get that far even though the topic looked intriguing, but, I had a meeting to go to … Anyway, it’s Friday, and rather than have these…

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Kudos: Dickey named Texas Tech engineering dean

By / July 9, 2010

Congratulations go out to ACerS member Elizabeth Dickey for being tapped as the next dean of the Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering at Texas Tech University. Dickey has been active in and is past chair of ACerS’ Basic Science Division. In a news release from Texas Tech, Provost Bob Smith said Dickey was…

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