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UCLA chemists use MRI to peek at temperatures of gases inside catalytic reactors

October 23, 2013

a flow micro-reactor packed with catalyst University of California, Los Angeles, chemists for the first time have employed magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)--a technique normally reserved for medical clinicians peering inside the human body--to better measure the temperature of gases inside a catalytic reactor. Full Story

University of California, Los Angeles

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