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Dr. Mark Masters
Department of Physics
Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne
There are a number of different forms of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) - scanning magnetic field, scanning rf frequency, and pulsed rf. The trouble is that the NMR is a black box system in which it is difficult to visualize what is physically happening. What is resonance in NMR? Using plastic spheres with embedded Nd Magnets rotating in an air-bearing, two large plate magnets to set the guide magnetic field and a pair of Helmholtz coils to the “rf ” excitation fields we are able to mechanically simulate each of the different types of NMR so that the students can gain insight into how NMR works.
Physical Sciences and Mathematics | Physics
Dasari, Srikanth; Adams, Gregory; Magner, Aaron; and Millspaw, Jacob, "A Mechanical Analogue of NMR" (2013). 2013 IPFW Student Research and Creative Endeavor Symposium. 13.