College of Science, Engineering, and Technology

Center for Materials Research

Laboratory: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)

Dr Noginova

Dr. Natalia Noginova

Associate Professor of Physics

MCAR 510, Norfolk State University
700 Park Ave., Norfolk, VA 23504
Phone: (757) 823-8047
Email: nnoginova@nsu.edu

Nuclear magnetic resonance and relaxation in systems with magnetic nanoparticles Magnetic nanoparticles are promising for many interesting applications in science, technology and biology, including MRI and medical hyperthermia. Our experimental studies of nanoparticle-related effects observed in NMR spectra and spin relaxation demonstrate very high sensitivity of spin relaxation times, T1, to the molecular motion. The magnitude of the effects depends on the particle size. Ultra-fine iron oxide particles are found to be most promising for biomedical imaging based on T1 contrast