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Dr Luke O'Dell
+61 522 73076
Deakin Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
Institute for Frontier Materials
Geelong Technology Precinct
75 Pigdons Road
Waurn Ponds Victoria 3216
Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is a versatile experimental technique that can provide detailed information on a sample's structure and dynamics, down to the atomic level. Since these microscopic properties usually determine the behaviour of the chemical or material as a whole, this information is extremely important. NMR is quantitative, non-destructive, and can be used to study solids, liquids or gases. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is based on the same principles, but results in spatially-resolved images rather than frequency-domain spectra. At Deakin we use both NMR and MRI to solve a diverse range of problems in chemistry and materials science. Some of our research areas are outlined below.
The use of magnetic resonance imaging to study electrochemical cells in situ as they are being charged and discharged is a very recent concept, and at Deakin we are currently developing new techniques and applications in this area. This will allow an unprecedented insight into the physical and chemical processes occurring in the cells, and will contribute to the development of longer lasting and more efficient batteries.
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