Using MRI to Understand the Interplay Between Structure, Composition and Rheology in Complex Fluids

Guest talk by Melanie M. Britton (School of Chemistry, University of Birmingham)

Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is widely used by chemists to acquire information on the structure, interactions and dynamics of molecules. When the NMR signal is acquired in the presence of magnetic field gradients, the variety of chemical and physical information available by NMR becomes spatially-dependent, resulting in images which map and quantify chemical composition, physical environment and molecular motion.

This wealth of chemical, physical and spatial information, makes magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) increasingly useful for chemists, chemical engineers, condensed matter physicists and material scientists. Such information is particularly useful in systems where there is a coupling between the distribution, organisation and mobility of species, as is found in many complex fluids. This talk will present a variety of information accessible by MRI, regarding chemical and transport processes, demonstrating how it can be quantified and visualised.

Date and time:
18.05. 2018, 11:00-12:30

L2|06, Room 100
Alarich-Weiss-Str. 10
64287 Darmstadt

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