Karen Sauer

Karen Sauer

Professor
Director, Magnetic Resonance Laboratory

Primary Research: Experimental Atomic and Molecular Physics

Office: 217 Planetary Hall Phone: 703-993-1281
Office Hours: Wednesdays 1:00–3:00 PM (or by appointment)
Personal Website: http://physics.gmu.edu/~ksauer/

Current Research Interests

The Magnetic Resonance Laboratory (MRL) is directed by Dr. Karen L. Sauer, of the Dept. of Physics and Astronomy. The research of MRL seeks to understand and exploit spin-dynamics in such systems as nuclear quadrupole resonance and laser-polarized noble gas nuclei. In addition, we conduct research to push the noise in such systems to their fundamental limit, to reveal the full capability of magnetic resonance at low-fields both as an analytic tool and for the detection of contraband substance.


Teaching Interests

The Magnetic Resonance Laboratory (MRL) is directed by Dr. Karen L. Sauer, of the Dept. of Physics and Astronomy. The research of MRL seeks to understand and exploit spin-dynamics in such systems as nuclear quadrupole resonance and laser-polarized noble gas nuclei. In addition, we conduct research to push the noise in such systems to their fundamental limit, to reveal the full capability of magnetic resonance at low-fields both as an analytic tool and for the detection of contraband substance.


Instructional Faculty