nuclear magnetic resonance

Pines Magnetic Resonance Center (NMR Facility)

Alex Pines

Named in honor of Professor Alex Pines, The Pines Magnetic Resonance Center's Core NMR Facility and its resources are available for hands-on use to all members of the UC Berkeley and LBNL. The Facility is located in D11 Latimer Hall and is available for use 24 hours a day, year round.

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New Pines Center at the College of Chemistry resonates with promise

December 6, 2023
New magnetic resonance center advances Berkeley’s prominent position in the vital methodology of nuclear magnetic resonance.

Ashok Ajoy named 2023 recipient of Ampere Prize and Anatole Abragam Prize

July 26, 2023
Prof. Ajoy was recognized for his substantial contributions to solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance in view of his creativity, intellectual brilliance, productivity and further promise in scientific research.

W.M. Keck Foundation awards Ashok Ajoy, David Limmer, and Kevin Wilson grant to develop nanoscale sensors

September 27, 2022

Illustrations of NMR diamond nanoparticle designs

(A) Hyperpolarized 13C nuclear spins in diamond nanoparticles (nanodiamonds) serve as sensors by relaying NMR signals from proximal analytes to a conventional RF antenna-based detector. (B) Microscope image from preliminary data showing fluorescence of nanodiamonds deployed inside micron-scale...

Ashok Ajoy awarded 2022 Caldarelli Prize in Magnetic Resonance

September 22, 2022

Ashok Ajoy receives the 2022 Caldarelli Prize in Paris, France

Prof. Ajoy receiving the award from Prof. Anne Lesage at Chamonix (4 Sep 2022). (Photo courtesty of Ashok Ajoy.)

The College is pleased to announce the scientific committee of the Alpine Conference on Magnetic Resonance in Solids has awarded Assistant Professor of...

The College welcomes new faculty member Ashok Ajoy

September 24, 2020

Ashok Ajoy

Ashok Ajoy (photo John Fyson)

We are really delighted to welcome Assistant Professor of Chemistry Ashok Ajoy to the College of Chemistry. Ashok most recently held a postdoctoral appointment in the lab of Alex...

Promising research could lead to new strategies in NMR and MRI using diamonds and lasers

May 21, 2018

Promising research that could lead to new strategies in NMR and MRI technologyA team of UC Berkeley researchers has announced promising research could lead to new strategies in NMR and MRI technologies using diamonds and lasers.

'Disruptive Device’ brings xenon-NMR to fragile materials

March 16, 2016

Alex PinesAlex Pines Lab-developed tool could help scientists improve catalysts, liquid-crystal displays, and more.