The study of molecules and materials by magnetic resonance has had a significant scientific impact and diverse applications.
Our research activities include:
- The use of hyperpolarisation to overcome the low sensitivity of magnetic resonance in order to open up new applications in molecular sensing and clinical imaging.
- The use of EPR to characterise the properties and reactivity of nanostrucutres.
- The development of ab initio calculations of NMR parameters for large molecules.
- The exploitation of nuclear spin dynamics as a platform for unconventional computation.
We have close links with the Centre for Hyperpolarisation in Magnetic Resonance (CHyM). The Centre is dedicated to harnessing the Signal Amplification by Reversible Exchange method, a recent York development, which produces a 100,000-fold improved magnetic resonance response such that low concentrations of metabolites, drugs and many other small molecules can be optimally detected.
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