Episode 74: Jinglebell Sweaters with Diana Goodman

Posted Aug 24, 2017 by bn

So.
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging works on the basis of looking

each electron has a pair, so this would be invisible to ESR.

each electron has a pair, so this would be invisible to ESR.

at how the nuclei of atoms interact with big external magnetic fields.
but all of the electrons in an atom also have little magnetic fields, so… we can do the same sort of thing to the electrons in an atom!

the technique is called “Electron Spin Resonance” and we can use it to look at all sorts of amazing things: from how much radiation an object has been pelted with, to the shape of a folded up protein, to how locating free radicals in our bodies.

our guest today is Diana Goodman, genius movie buff, and host of the Thirty Twenty Ten Podcast.

Physicists:Dr. Nicole Prent, Dr. Jacqueline Townsend

Intro Music: Ted Leo and the Pharmacists 

Exit Music: John Vanderslice