Everyone is asking about the newest instrument being installing in the CBEC NMR facility. This new instrument is a 600 MHz wide-bore NMR with a gyrotron magnet (the one that looks like a flying saucer) for Dynamic Nuclear Polarization. Rather than write about this state-of-the-art technique now available here at Ohio State, I will send you to the leader in the development of DNP-NMR. Here is an interview with Bob Griffin, MIT, who summarizes how they took an old trick and through yrs of patience came up with a commercially and scientifically viable ‘new’ spectroscopic technique.
The application of this system will be bio-solids and materials.