NMR spectroscopy

Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is a technique that detects the chemical environment of atomic nuclei by the absorption of radio-frequency electromagnetic radiation when in the presence of a high magnetic field. NMR is used in chemistry and related fields for high-resolution molecular structure determination and the study of molecular dynamics.

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  • Research Highlights |

    Analysis of complex mixtures often requires time consuming separation techniques. Mathias Nilsson and co-workers have, now, developed a new approach to dissecting the NMR spectra of unaltered complex mixtures.

    • Gabriella Graziano
  • News and Views |

    A small molecule was identified that binds to a unique site on the pro-apoptotic protein BAX, stabilizing the protein structure allosterically and preventing the conformational activation to a pore former by BH3 proteins.

    • Jialing Lin
  • News and Views |

    Sporopollenin, which encapsulates gametes in spore and pollen grains, is probably the most chemically inert biopolymer. This inertness is essential for gamete protection, but also hinders the elucidation of sporopollenin molecular structure. Now, the macromolecular network forming sporopollenin is described in unprecedented detail.

    • Paula Guzmán-Delgado
    •  & Maciej A. Zwieniecki
  • News and Views |

    Applying a radiofrequency voltage to the junction of a scanning tunnelling microscope allows the nuclear spins of single copper atoms to be detected and different copper isotopes to be distinguished.

    • Laurent Limot
    Nature Nanotechnology 13, 1093-1094
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    Generating pure spin currents is a necessary part of many spintronic devices. Now there is a new mechanism for doing this, utilizing nuclear spin waves.

    • Claudia K. A. Mewes
    Nature Physics 15, 8-9