Single-Sided NMR of Paint Films After Climate Cycling: Conclusion

This will be my last Monroe blog post. Fortunately, the chemistry department gave me additional funding to continue research for the remainder of the summer. But as of now, here is where my research stands:

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Single-Sided NMR of Paint Films After Climate Cycling: Post 1

Days 1-2

I spent much of the past two days learning to use instrumentation. I learned to use the NMR magnet to take standard measurements of the paint films, and how to process the data in Matlab to find T2 times. After some technical issues, Professor Meldrum and I connected the climate chamber to the computer and figured out how to program it for an overnight cycle. I also learned how to take small paint samples from the slides using a razor blade to use in calorimetry measurements.

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