George Mason University

Magnetic Resonance Laboratory

Magnetic Resonance Laboratory

Dr. Karen L. Sauer
Office : Planetary Hall, Room 217
Office Phone : (703) 993-1281
Dept. Fax : (703) 993-1269
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Deparment of Physics and Astronomy
George Mason University
4400 University Drive, MS 3F3
Fairfax, VA 22030


The Magnetic Resonance Laboratory (MRL) is directed by Dr. Karen L. Sauer, of the Department of Physics and Astronomy. The research of MRL seeks to understand and exploit spin-dynamics in such systems as nuclear quadrupole resonance and optically pumped atoms. 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 substances.

Last updated: 1/1/2017