Since its discovery in 1945, NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) has developed to become the most important spectroscopy method for the structural analysis of organic and biological molecules in solutions. NMR has subsequently developed to also include NMR of solid matters (e.g. organic, inorganic, biomolecules and certain types of metals).
NMR was introduced as a spectroscopy method at the Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University, in 1962 and the first NMR spectrometer was installed in 1964/65.
NMR researchers at the Department of Chemistry are currently recognised internationally for their high level of competence in fluid-phase and solid-state NMR spectroscopy and MR imaging. Thus, the department is also regarded as the leading NMR institution in Denmark.
There are currently four research groups within NMR at the Department of Chemistry and iNANO. They are all under the Danish Center for Ultrahigh Field NMR Spectroscopy.