1pm - 2pm BST

Wednesday 12 July 2023

Professor David Faux - Nuclear magnetic resonance: what do humans and cement paste have in common?


Teaching Block
University of Surrey
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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in hospitals non-invasively scans a patient providing grey-scale images for medical use.  Image contrast may arise from the variation of a relaxation time, called T1Image removed., in different tissue types.  Professor Faux's inaugural lecture is about a specialist technique that measures T1Image removed. as a function of magnetic field strength and which, uniquely, probes the nano-dynamics of water in porous material, including biomaterial. Professor Faux's “3-Tau Model” is described.  Potential applications are then discussed for catalysts (biofuel), cement paste, drug-delivery hydrogels, creams and pastes, foodstuffs, and in cancer progression assessment.