The University, among the top five in the country will very soon become the first public-funded University to house a 500 MHz NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance), as a joint facility between the The Advanced Centre for Research in High Energy Materials (ARCHEM) and the School of Chemistry.
The most common applications of NMR known are in medicine through imaging--Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to improve medical diagnosis and help in better treatment outcomes. However, the techniques have wide ranging applications in research, especially in Chemistry and Physics. NMR-Established in 2005, Archem will drive at least 30 national projects, which are aimed at boosting indigenous efforts of critical defence technologies.
At least 30 projects, approved by an expert committee will be funded. Of these 22 are in Chemistry and 8 in Physics. This will be the Phase-3 of funding for the Centre, the first of its kind aided by the DRDO in an Academic Institution. In the first two phases Rs. 90 crore have been sanctioned for more than 50 projects.
NMR-Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy', most commonly known as NMR spectroscopy, is a research technique that exploits the magnetic properties of certain atomic nuclei. This type of spectroscopy determines the physical and chemical properties of atoms or the molecules in which they are contained.
MRI-Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a medical imaging technique used in radiology to form pictures of the anatomy and the physiological processes of the body in both health and disease. MRI scanners use strong magnetic fields, radio waves, and field gradients to generate images of the inside of the body.