Nicholas W. Halpern-Manners

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Functional MRI has become an important tool of researchers and clinicians who seek to understand patterns of neuronal activation that accompany sensory and cognitive processes. However, the interpretation of fMRI images rests on assumptions about the relationship between neuronal firing and hemodynamic response that are not firmly grounded in rigorous(More)
Molecular wires comprising a Ru(II)- or Re(I)-complex head group, an aromatic tail group, and an alkane linker reversibly inhibit the activity of the copper amine oxidase from Arthrobacter globiformis (AGAO), with K(i) values between 6 muM and 37 nM. In the crystal structure of a Ru(II)-wire:AGAO conjugate, the wire occupies the AGAO active-site substrate(More)
An application of remotely detected magnetic resonance imaging is demonstrated for the characterization of flow and the detection of fast, small molecule separations within hypercrosslinked polymer monoliths. The hyper-cross-linked monoliths exhibited excellent ruggedness, with a transit time relative standard deviation of less than 2.1%, even after more(More)
Recently, hyperpolarized substrates generated through dynamic nuclear polarization have been introduced to study in vivo metabolism. Injection of hyperpolarized [1-C] pyruvate, the most widely used substrate, allows detection of time courses of [1-C] pyruvate and its metabolic products, such as [1-C] lactate and C-bicarbonate, in various organs. However,(More)
Many NMR and MRI methods probe fluid dynamics within macro- and mesoporous materials, but with few exceptions, they report on its macroscopically averaged properties. MRI methods are generally unable to localize microscopic features of flow within macroscopic samples because the fraction of the enclosing detector volume occupied by these features is so(More)
The design and operation of microfluidic analytical devices depends critically on tools to probe microscale chemistry and flow dynamics. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) seems ideally suited to this task, but its sensitivity is compromised because the fluid-containing channels in "lab on a chip" devices occupy only a small fraction of the enclosing(More)
We revisit the assignment of the absorption spectrum of tetracyanonickelate(II) by calculating energies of excitations with time-dependent density functional theory. Our results give strong evidence that the original assignment of the spectrum is only partially correct. We thus propose an alternative assignment consistent with our theoretical calculations(More)
Introduction Because hyperpolarized Xe gas NMR signals can result in four to five orders of magnitude polarization enhancement compared to thermal equilibrium signals even at high fields , hyperpolarized Xe gas MRI has shown great promise for lung imaging. Scientists have developed many techniques to assess lung properties, such as ADC (apparent diffusion(More)
A novel two-dimensional nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) experiment is proposed for indirect observation of 14N nuclei in various types of nitrogen-containing solids. In a method somewhat similar to the heteronuclear single-quantum correlation (HSQC) experiment widely used for protein structure determination in solutions, this technique correlates spin(More)
It was recently shown that nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectra of nitrogen-14 (spin I=1) can be obtained by indirect detection via spin S=1/2 nuclei in powders spinning at the magic angle. An increased number of solid-state NMR methods are now available to tailor sequences for specific purposes, e.g., hetero-nuclear dipolar recoupling or homo-nuclear(More)