Bryan H. Suits

Bryan H. Suits


  • Professor, Physics
  • PhD, Physics, University of Illinois


Professor Suits is an experimentalist using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) to study materials. He is using an 85 kG superconducting magnet and a versitile computer-controlled spectrometer to study the atomic level electronic and structural properties of novel materials. In particular, he is studying materials detection, especially explosive detection, using nuclear quadrupole resonance (NQR), and related effects involving magnetic resonance of nuclei with large nuclear electric quadrupole couplings. In the recent past he has used magnetic resonance to study nanoscale and nanophase materials to look at surface layers and grain boundaries and molecular motion of molecules in zeolites. He has also worked to develop and use the techniques of NMR and NQR imaging (MRI) to study how microscopic materials properties vary from place to place on a macroscopic scale in inhomogeneous materials.

Links of Interest


  • Condensed Matter Experiment (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance)
  • NMR and NQR Engineering (Materials Detection)

Recent Publications

  • "93Nb NMR study of the charge density wave state in NbSe2," K Ghoshray, B Pahari, A Goshray, V V Eremenko, V A Sirenko, and B H Suits, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 21, 155701 (2009). Read More
  • "The hanging cord with a real tip mass," J. S. Deschaine and B. H. Suits, European Journal of Physics 29, 1211-1222 (2008). Read More
  • "Spin 3/2 Zeeman perturbed NQR in the presence of slow sample rotation," R. P. Panguluri and B. H. Suits, Journal of Magnetic Resonance 182, 49-54 (2006). Read More
  • "Nuclear Quadrupole Resonance Spectroscopy," B. H. Suits, in Handbook of Applied Solid State Spectroscopy, D.R. Vij, ed., Springer (2006), ISBN-10 0-387-32497-6 Read More
  • "Long Pendulums in Gravitational Gradients". B. H. Suits, European Journal of Physics 27, L7-L11 (2006). Read More
  • "The Noise Immunity of Gradiometer Coils for 14N NQR Land Mine Detection: Practical Limitations," B. H. Suits, Applied Magnetic Resonance 25, 371-382 (2004). Read More
  • "Optimizing surface coils and the self-shielded gradiometer," B. H. Suits and A. N. Garroway, Journal of Applied Physics 94, 4171-4178 (2003). Read More