Open Access
Collection SFN
Volume 7, 2007
Neutrons Polarisés
Page(s) 241 - 260
Publié en ligne 31 mai 2007
Collection SFN 7 (2007) 241-260
DOI: 10.1140/sfn:2007025

Nuclear spin contrast in structural biology

H. Stuhrmann

GKSS Forschungszentrum, Geesthacht, Germany and Institut de Biologie Structurale Jean-Pierre Ebel, CEA/CNRS/UJF Grenoble, France

(Published online: 31 May 2007)

Nuclear spin contrast is observed at its best with polarized neutrons. In the presence of paramagnetic centers nuclear spins are polarized by the method of dynamic nuclear spin polarization (DNP). Nuclear spin contrast is strongest with polarized protons. Proton spin contrast in some sense extends the range of magnetic neutron scattering to very dilute paramagnets, hence its interest in structural biology

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