nuclear magnetic resonance


Definition of nuclear magnetic resonance

: the magnetic resonance of an atomic nucleus also : chemical analysis that uses such resonance especially to study molecular structure

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Recent Examples on the Web AlphaFold’s predictions were poor matches to experimental structures determined by a technique called nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, but this could be down to how the raw data is converted into a model, says Moult. Ewen Callaway, Scientific American, "DeepMind’s AI Makes Gigantic Leap in Solving Protein Structures," 1 Dec. 2020 More recently, two other experimental methods—nuclear magnetic resonance and cryogenic electron microscopy—have also been used. Jeremy Kahn, Fortune, "In a major scientific breakthrough, A.I. predicts the exact shape of proteins," 30 Nov. 2020 Monitoring the reactions in real-time with a mass spectrometer, a nuclear magnetic resonance machine, and an infrared spectrometer, the system eventually learned to predict which combinations would be the most reactive. Dan Falk, WIRED, "AI Algorithms Are Now Shockingly Good at Doing Science," 17 Mar. 2019 Alternative approaches, including nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and cryoelectron microscopy, also require large amounts of a protein and can take months. Robert F. Service, Science | AAAS, "Mutant genes could supercharge efforts to decipher protein structures," 18 June 2019 Behind Olesik, in a frigid room crammed with $15.4 million worth of nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometers that look like stubby spaceships, scientists are analyzing how polymer chains interact, down to their individual amino acids. Jon Marcus, The Atlantic, "The Decline of the Midwest's Public Universities Threatens to Wreck Its Most Vibrant Economies," 15 Oct. 2017 In their eagerness to understand the material world, scientists have invented a variety of ways to picture the interior life of cells, using X-rays, electron microscopy, or nuclear magnetic resonance techniques. David Gauthier-villars, WSJ, "Nobel Prize in Chemistry Awarded to Three Scientists for 3-D Imaging of Biomolecules," 5 Oct. 2017 During her graduate years Dwyer joined a research group that was studying small organic molecules and conducting research using nuclear magnetic resonance. Elizabeth Marie Himchak, Pomerado News, "Former Powegian earns a national lifetime achievement award," 1 Sep. 2017

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1942, in the meaning defined above

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“Nuclear magnetic resonance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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Medical Definition of nuclear magnetic resonance

1 : the magnetic resonance of an atomic nucleus
2 : chemical analysis that uses nuclear magnetic resonance especially to study molecular structure abbreviation NMR — see magnetic resonance imaging

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