Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Diffusometry and Relaxometry Laboratory (NMRDR)

Led by: Ioan ARDELEAN
Fields: Mater. Sci. Chemistry & Synthesis
Env. & Earth Sci.
Institution: Technical University of Cluj-Napoca (UTCN)
Scientists/Total: 6/6
Keywords:  -

- Study the effects of various additives on cement hydration;
- Study the alteration and ageing of rubber or polymers as well as monitoring the
polymerization processes;
- Determination of liquid content in different porous materials (stone, wood, ceramics,
catalysts, bricks, soil, etc.) and their pore size distribution;
- Determining the degree of deterioration of lubricants;
- Study the effectiveness of contrast agents used in magnetic resonance imaging
with applications in medicine;
- Determining the water content and its distribution in foods and seeds;
- Determining the permeability of soils to certain pollutants;
- 2D optical images with resolution of up to 1μm of various non-transparent materials.


Bruker MINISPEC MQ20 time domain analyzer operating at a proton resonance frequency of 20MHz; the system is
equipped with a temperature control unit (-20+120 oC) and a field gradient unit (G=4T/m)
- STELAR SmarTracer NMR relaxometer; the instrument allows longitudinal relaxation time measurements in a
frequency range between 10KHz and 10MHz; the temperature range of the experiments is between -120 oC and
+140 oC.
- Leica DM2500M-methalografic optical microscope; the microscope allows digital acquisition of images with a
maximum resolution of 1μm.
Some other specific instruments of the laboratory are: vacuum oven, digital balance, oscilloscopes, digital multi-meters,
stabilized voltage and current sources, etc.


ageing and alteration processes of different materials such as rubber, polymers, lubricants or food, new NMR techniques suitable for the investigation of systems with a high content of magnetic impurities (concrete, rocks, soils, different building materials)


Blv. Muncii Nr. 103-105, 400641
Cluj-Napoca, jud. Cluj, România
Tel: +40 264 401262
Fax: +40 264 595355




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