The Francis Bitter Magnet Laboratory conducts a program of research and development in science and engineering in areas involving magnetic fields, focused primarily on magnetic resonance.
High-field, high-resolution nuclear magnetic resonance (700, 750, and 900 MHz) and electron paramagnetic resonance (140 GHz) spectrometers are used for studies of molecules of biological interest and in areas of materials science. Spectrometers are made available on a routine basis in a collaborative and user mode to research groups from other MIT departments and institutions worldwide. In addition the laboratory operates pulsed magnets (giving fields up to 68 tesla).
Collaborative research programs are carried out with the departments of Physics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Science and Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Chemistry, and with the Plasma Fusion Center. These collaborative programs include participation by undergraduates and graduates working on theses. Undergraduate students in the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program and others are also employed.
For information, contact the director, Professor Robert Griffin, Room NW14-3220, 617-253-5478.