Thursday, June 30, 2011

Recognition: William Buyers

William Buyers (NRC Canadian Neutron Beam Centre, Chalk River Laboratories) has been appointed an officer of the Order of Canada for his contributions to condensed matter physics, particularly in the field of magnetism. Dr. Buyers is a well-known scientist in the field of condensed matter physics, whose research interests include quantum magnetism, superconductivity, excitations, novel materials, and nanoscale magnetic layers.

William J.L. Buyers and Zahra Yamani, "Quantum Magnetism and Superconductivity," Physics In Canada 5 (2006) 257-264. (A review of neutron scattering research at Chalk River Laboratories on quantum spin systems)

CSC 2011 awards: Jasmine Viger-Gravel

Jasmine Viger-Gravel (Bryce lab, University of Ottawa) has won second prize in the Physical, Theoretical, and Computational Division graduate poster competition at the 94th Canadian Chemistry Conference held in Montreal in June 2011, for her poster entitled "Solid-State NMR Analysis of Halogen Bonding Involving Thiocyanates and Selenocyanates" (abstract). Congratulations Jasmine!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Cover article in Chemistry - A European Journal

H.N. Hunter, N. Hadei, V. Blagojevic, P. Patschinski, G.T. Achonduh, S. Avola, D.K. Bohme, M.G. Organ, "Identification of a Higher-Order Organozincate Intermediate Involved in Negishi Cross-Coupling Reactions by Mass Spectrometry and NMR Spectroscopy," Chemistry - A European Journal 17 (2011) 7845–7851. (Cover article)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

MOOT XXIV - second announcement

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that online registration is now open for the MOOT XXIV NMR Symposium which will be taking place October 22nd-23rd (2011) in Toronto, Ontario, hosted at the Hospital for Sick Children and the University of Toronto. Details are available on the conference website,

Abstracts for both oral and poster presentations can be submitted online during the registration process.

The MOOT NMR Symposium has traditionally been a meeting bringing together NMR spectroscopists from across Ontario, Quebec, and more recently the Maritimes and the nearby United States. This trainee-oriented meeting aims to give blossoming researchers the opportunity to present their research to the close-knit Canadian NMR community. Talks and posters will be held at the Hospital for Sick Children, located in the Discovery District of downtown Toronto, and the banquet will be held at historic Hart House on the University of Toronto campus.

In addition, Agilent Technologies will be holding a day long symposium and mixer the day before this year's MOOT (Oct. 21). More information regarding the agenda and location for this symposium will be posted soon and available on

If you have any questions or comments, please send a message to (mootnmr "at", or contact Simon Sharpe (ssharpe "at"

We look forward to seeing you in October!

Sharpe lab - Molecular Structure and Function Programme, Hospital for Sick Children / Dept. of Biochemistry, U. Toronto

Friday, June 17, 2011

Encyclopedia of Magnetic Resonance: new entries

D.L. Bryce, C.M. Widdifield, R.P. Chapman and R.J. Attrell, "Chlorine, Bromine, and Iodine Solid-State NMR", Encyclopedia of Magnetic Resonance (2011).

A.D. Bain "Radiofrequency Pulses: Response of Nuclear Spins", Encyclopedia of Magnetic Resonance (2011).

G.J. Schrobilgen and M. Gerken, "Noble Gas Elements", Encyclopedia of Magnetic Resonance (2011).

Monday, June 13, 2011

Review in Progress in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

Gang Wu and Jianfeng Zhu "NMR studies of alkali metal ions in organic and biological solids," Progress in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (2011) accepted. (Invited Review)