IBM Research's NanoMRI Microscope
IBM Research scientists, in collaboration with the Center for Probing the Nanoscale
at Stanford University, have demonstrated magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with
volume resolution 100 million times finer than conventional MRI. This result,
published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), signals
a significant step forward in tools for molecular biology and nanotechnology
by offering the ability to study complex 3D structures at the nanoscale.
By extending MRI to such fine resolution, the scientists have created a microscope
that, with further development, may ultimately be powerful enough to unravel
the structure and interactions of proteins, paving the way for new advances
in personalized healthcare and targeted medicine. This achievement stands to
impact the study of materials from proteins to integrated circuits for which
a detailed understanding of atomic structure is essential.
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