PROCEEDINGS OF THE 9th INTERNATIONAL
BOLOGNA CONFERENCE ON MAGNETIC RESONANCE IN POROUS MEDIA (MRPM9) |

Schlumberger Research Center, Cambridge MA, USA 13-17 July 2008 |

A special issue of:AIP Conference Proceedings,1081 (2008)Diffusion Fundamentals, volume 10 (2009) |

Edited by:Martin D. HürlimannYi-Qiao Song Paola Fantazzini Villiam Bortolotti |

The
Meeting was organized by with the further support of: |

Schlumberger Spinlock SRL Nova Medical Chevron Magritek Limited Spectra-Physics Alma Mater Studiorum, Università di Bologna Tecmag, Inc. Springer T2 Biosystems, Inc. ACT NMR Solutions Westview Press Bruker Biospin ABQMR, Inc. Oxford University Press Varian JS Research Wiley-VCH Stelar |

INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC
ADVISORY COMMITTEE |
ORGANISING COMMITTEE |

I. ArdeleanB. Blümich P. Blümler M. Britton R. Brown P. Callaghan K. J. Dunn P. Fantazzini E. Fukushima L. Gladden J. Gore F. Grinberg G. Guillot M. Hürlimann J. Jokisaari J. Kärger I. Koptyug J. P. Korb K. Kose G. Maddinelli P. McDonald N. Nestle P. N. Sen Y. Q. Song S. Stapf J. Stepisnik H. Thomann R. Valiullin H. van As S. Vasenkov M. Vilfan |
Ross
Mair - Harvard-Smithsonian Center for AstrophysicsMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyDavid Cory - SchlumbergerPabitra Sen - Massachusetts General HospitalJerome Ackerman - Worcester Polytechnic InstituteChristopher Sotak - University of New HampshireWilliam Hersman - Harvard Medical SchoolSamuel Patz - Harvard-Smithsonian Center for AstrophysicsRonald Walsworth - T2 Biosystems (CMMR8)Pablo Prado - |

The
Conference was divided into 13 Sessions.The Chairs were as follows:TutorialsChair: Eiichi FukushimaWelcome/Plenary TalksChair: Pabitra Sen Porous MediaChair: Paola Fantazzini MaterialsChair: Siegfried Stapf Signal EnhancementChair: David Cory Flow and Chemical EngineeringChair: Bernhard Blümich MethodsChair: Paul Callaghan Flow in Porous MediaChair: Ross Mair Biological ApplicationsChair: Christopher Sotak Biological ApplicationsChair: Jerome Ackerman DiffusionChair: Samuel Patz Energy/Mobile NMRChair: Yi Qiao Song Mobile NMRChair: Bruce Balcom |

CONTENTS |

INVITED CONTRIBUTIONSMoving NMR B. Blu¨mich, F. Casanova, E. Danieli, Q. Gong, M. Greferath, A. Haber, J. Kolz, and J. Perlo Probing Multi-Component Systems in Porous Media Over a Hierarchy
of Length-ScalesL. F. Gladden, T. C. Chandrasekera, E. J. Fordham, M. L. Johns, M. D. Mantle, J. Mitchell, M. H. Sankey, A. J. Sederman, and D. Weber Multidimensional Correlation and Exchange Experiments Using
Local Fields in Porous Media L. Burcaw and P. Callaghan Local Hydration Dynamics in Soft Matter by Dynamic Nuclear
Polarization of 1H-Water B. D. Armstrong, R. Kausik, and S.-I. Han Quasi-Asymptotic Dispersion U. M. Scheven, R. Harris, and M. L. Johns Using Magnetic Resonance to Measure the Interplay of Structure
and Transport in Porous MediaJ. D. Seymour and S. L. Codd Neural Tissue as Porous Media P. J. Basser Models and Applications of in Vivo Lung Morphometry with
Hyperpolarized 3He MRI in a Mild COPD Population J. D. Quirk, A. L. Sukstanskii, D. S. Gierada, J. C. Woods, M. S. Conradi, and D. A. Yablonskiy Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Applications to Unconventional Fossil
Fuel Resources R. L. Kleinberg and G. Leu Compact Magnets for Magnetic Resonance V. Demas and P. J. Prado CONTRIBUTED ORAL PRESENTATIONSPropagator Resolved Transverse Relaxation Exchange Spectroscopy
K. E. Washburn, C. H. Arns, and P. T. Callaghan The Heterogeneity Spectrum: A Method for Quantifying the Extent
of Spatial Heterogeneity as a Function of Length Scale in Complex
MaterialsA. E. Pomerantz, P. Tilke, and Y.-Q. Song Dynamics at Surfaces: Probing the Dynamics of Polar and A-Polar
Liquids at Silica and Vapour SurfacesJ. B. W. Webber, J. H. Strange, P. A. Bland, R. Anderson, and B. Tohidi Direct Probing of the Wettability of Plaster Pastes at the
Nanoscale by Proton Field Cycling Relaxometry J.-P. Korb and P. E. Levitz High Resolution Q-Space Imaging Studies of Water in Elastin
G. Boutis, C. Renner, T. Isahkarov, T. Islam, L. Kannangara, P. Kaur, E. Mananga, A. Ntekim, Y. Rumala and D. Wei MRI Pressure and Stress Measurement in Novel Homogeneous Soft
SolidsR. Morris, M. Bencsik, N. Nestle, R. Kaur, P. Galvosas, and Y. Perrie Investigation of the Heterogeneous Catalytic Decomposition of
H2O2 L. Buljubasich, B. Blu¨mich, and S. Stapf Improving Accuracy and Speed of NMR Flow Propagators
Measurements in Permeable RocksJ. Mitchell, E. J. Fordham, D. A. Graf von der Schulenburg, D. J. Holland, A. J. Sederman, M. L. Johns and L. F. Gladden Characterization of Internal Magnetic Fields in Porous Media
H. Cho, S. Ryu, J. L. Ackerman, and Y.-Q. Song Molecular Exchange between Intra- and Extracellular Compartments
in a Cell Suspension I. Åslund, A. Nowacka, M. Nilsson, and D. Topgaard R2-Dispersion Simulation of Foam MicrostructureS. Baete and Y. De Deene NMR T2 Inversion along the Depth DimensionB. Sun, M. Skalinski, and K.-J. Dunn Investigation of Molecular Exchange Using DEXSY with Ultra-High
Pulsed Field Gradients M. Gratz and P. Galvosas Spin Dynamics Simulations of Multiple Echo Spacing Pulse
Sequences in Grossly Inhomogeneous FieldsR. Heidler, H. N. Bachman, and Y. Johansen POSTERSNuclear magnetic relaxation and diffusion of gas in partially
water saturated natural soilR. P. Choudhury and S. Stapf Time-dependent diffusion coefficient of fluids in partially
filled porous mediaC. Mattea and S. Stapf Poly(dimethyl siloxane) films adsorbed in Porous MediaS. Ayalur-Karunakaran and S. Stapf Fast Field Cycling Relaxometry: From Saturated to Unsaturated
Natural SoilsS. Haber-Pohlmeier and S. Stapf Low Field NMR of Water in Soils. A Case StudyO. E. Sucre, F. Casanova, A. Pohlmeier and B. Blümich Monitoring Water Fluxes in Porous Media by Magnetic Resonance
Imaging using D2O as a TracerA. Pohlmeier, D. van Dusschoten, L. Weihermüller, H. Vereecken, and U. Schurr Molecular motion and glass transition for ethylene glycol
adsorbed in zeolitesO. F. Erdem, P. Sedykh and D. Michel Studies of barium titanate embedded into mesoporous sieves and
isolated barium titanate fine particlesP. Sedykh, J. Haase, D. Michel and E. V. Charnaya Mixture diffusion in porous media studied by MAS PFG NMRM. Fernandez, J. Kärger and D. FreudeMAS PFG NMR diffusion studies of liquid crystals and liquid
mixtures confined in porous glassesE. E. Romanova, F. Grinberg, J. Kärger and D. FreudeDiffusion in mesopores during melting and freezing processesR. Valiullin, M. Dvoyashkin, A. Khokhlov and J. KärgerProbing the meso- and microstructural heterogeneity of low dense
networks with dendrimer probes and NMR/MRI diffusometryG.-J. W. Goudappel, Magnus Nydén and J. P.M. van Duynhoven
Quantitative imaging of moisture ingress in cereal crackers: an
SPI studyC. Windt, M. Witek, F. Vergeldt, E. Gerkema, J. van Duynhoven
and H. Van As Anomalous diffusion expressed through fractional order
differential operators in the Bloch-Torrey equationB.S. Akpa, O. Abdullah and R.L. MaginPore-Water Interactions in Hydrated Cement Pastes by NMRV. Rodin, A. Valori and P. J. McDonaldWhy you can’t use water to make Cryoporometric measurements of
the pore size distributions in meteorites - or in high iron content
clays, rocks or concreteJ. B. W. Webber, P. Bland, J. H. Strange, R. Anderson and B.
Tohidi1H and 23Na Imaging of Sodium Sulfate Crystallization in a
Drying Porous CoreF. Marica, B. MacMillan, A. Hamilton, C. Hall and B. J. Balcom
Time dependent diffusion studies in partially filled nanometric
and micrometric poresG. Farrher, I. Ardelean and R. Kimmich Magnetic Field Strength Dependence of correlated Internal
Gradient-relaxation Time Distributions in Heterogeneous MaterialsK. E. Washburn, C. D. Eccles and P. T. Callaghan Monitoring of hydrocarbon uptake in highly conductive porous
media using a unilateral NMR instrumentH. Adriaensen a, M. Bencsik a and S. Brewer Microscopic wettability of carbonate rocks: a proton field
cycling NMR approachG. Freiman, J.-P. Korb, B. Nicot and P. Ligneul Bloch-Siegert Effect in Magnetic Resonance Sounding of AquifersO. A. ShushakovInternal Magnetic Field Gradients: Experimental StudyA.R. Mutina and V.D. SkirdaThe H-1 NMR R1 of Some Hydrated Synthetic and Natural SandsC. L. Bray, R. G. Bryant, M. J. Cox, G. Ferrante, Y. Goddard,
S. Sur and J.P. Hornak129Xe NMR of Xenon Trapped in Fully Dehydrated Mesoporous Silica
referred to Molecular Sieves 5A and 13X.M. Hattori, K. Hayamizu and N. HataSpin-lattice relaxation of SF6 in heterogeneous porous materialsJ. Lounila, H. Tervonen and J. JokisaariImbibition delay in porous media owing to thin low permeability
surface layers.V. Bortolotti, M. Gombia, A. Campagnoli, M. Camaiti, R. J. S.
Brown and P. Fantazzini Desalination of historical objects as studied by NMRL. Pel, V. Voronina and K. KopingaSpontaneous crystallization of meta stable sodium sulfate as
observed by NMRT.Saidov and L.PelHigh resolution MRI to probe drying and barrier properties of
coatingsS.J.F. Erich a,b, L. Pel a, H.P. Huinink a, V. Baukh a and
O.C.G. Adan bThe formation of meta-stable sodium sulfate heptahydrate during
drying in porous media as studied by NMRT.Saidov and L.PelImpact of multi-scale moisture transport on durability of
hardened cement pastesH. Chemmi a,b, D. Petit a, P. Levitz a, J.-P. Korb a, C.
Tourné-Péteilh c and J-M Devoisselle cMolecular dynamics of ionic liquids confined in solid silica
matrix for lithium batteriesD. Petit, J.-P. Korb, P. Levitz, J. Le Bideau, A. Vioux and D.
Brevet Surface Diffusion in Catalysts Probed by APGSTE NMRD. Weber, M. D. Mantle, A. J. Sederman and L. F. GladdenKinetics and Microstructure of Hydrating PlastersK. M. Song and L. F. GladdenUnderstanding T2 relaxation times in hardening cement pastes
using the NMR exchange and the Powers’ hydration modelsF. Stallmach and K. FriedemanAnalysis of a Novel Ceramic Pore Structure using PGSE NMRT. R. Brosten, K. V. Romanenko, S. L. Codd, J. D. Seymour and
S. W. SophieIon and polymer mobility in swelling hydrogelsJ. Martins, T. Mang and S. Stapf Time evolution of the “solid” and “liquid” 1H signals during
cement paste hydrationV. Bortolotti, R. J. S. Brown, A. Campagnoli, P. Fantazzini, M.
Gombia and F. Peddis Time-dependent diffusion coefficient of proton in
perfluorosulfonated membraneT. Ohkubo, K. Kidena and A. OhiraLiquid Crystals Constrained in Thin Film Capillary Investigated
by DHK Spin Echo SPI MeasurementsJ. Zhang, R. MacGregor and B. J. BalcomApplication of low field and solid-state NMR spectroscopy to
study the liquid/liquid interface in porous space of clay minerals and
shalesA. Borysenko, B. Clennell, I. Burgar, D. Dewhurst, R. Sedev and
J. RalstonPFG-NMR and Goldmen-Shen study of water diffusion and
cross-relaxation in polyelectrolyte multilayersC. Wende and M. SchönhoffTime dependent NMR spectroscopy on ionic ferrofluidsD. Heinrich a, A.R. Goñi b, L. Cerioni c,d, T. Osán d, D.J.
Pusiol c,d and C. Thomsen aTD-NMR investigation of the effect of curing-temperature on the
hydration and porous microstructure development in cementS. Ghosh and Z. H. XieMethodical aspects of 2D NMR spectroscopy under conditions of
ultra-high pulsed field gradientsM. Gratz, C. Horch, S. Schlayer and P. GalvosasTwo-dimensional Laplace inversions applied to multi-component
T2-T2 exchange experimentsR. Fechete, D. Moldovan, D. Demco and B. Blümich Monte Carlo simulations of the two-dimensional NMR T2-T2
exchange of fluids in porous mediaD. Moldovan, R. Fechete, D. Demco, E. Culea and B. Blümich
Using 2D Inverse Fourier Transformation to Observe Internal
Magnetic Fields and Internal Magnetic Field GradientsL. Burcaw and P. T. CallaghanTwo-dimensional NMR of Diffusion SystemsY.-Q. Song, L. Zielinski and S. RyuSpatially Resolved Two-Dimensional T2-D MRI in Porous MediaL. Li, O. Petrov, B. BalcomDiffusional coupling from T2-store-T2 NMR experiments in bimodal
pore systemsM. Fleury and J. SoualemMethod and Experimental Study of 2-D NMR LoggingG. Liao, L. Xiao , R. Xie, S. Fu and H. YuMethodology on Searching for Similarities between the NMR
Relaxation Spectra and Reference LogsP. RomeroOn the use of two dimensional inverse Laplace routines on NMR
dataG. H. Sørland a, Å. Ukkelberg b and H. C. Widerøe cA Fast Monte Carlo Sampler for NMR T2 InversionM. PrangeSignal Optimization in Inhomogeneous Fields: Application of
Optimal Control Theory to NMR Oil-Well LoggingT. Borneman, D. G. Cory and M. Hürlimann Split 180 SequencesD. Freed, M. Hürlimann and U. Scheven Measurements of diffusion, T1 and T2 in one-shot by MMMEX.-H.Ren, H. Cho and Y.-Q. Song 2 Double-PFG Diffusion-Diffraction in Ellipsoidal PoresE. Ozarslan, C. G. Koay and P. J. BasserAccurate RTOP Estimation from PFG-NMR SignalE. Ozarslan, C. G. Koay and P. J. BasserMeasurement and simulation of the non-local dispersion tensor in
porous mediaM.W. Hunter, A.N. Jackson and P.T. Callaghan Restricted self-diffusion in pure water measured by NMRJ. Stepišnik, I. Serša and A. Mohorič Design of anisotropic fiber phantoms for the validation of
diffusion weighted magnetic resonance imagingE. Fieremans, Y. De Deene, S. Baete and I. Lemahieu A numerical method to optimize presaturation sequences on
multiexponential samplesM. Gombia, S. Sykora, V. Bortolotti, E. Vacchelli and P.
Fantazzini Study of water permeability and dynamics in micelle, vesicle and
lipid bilayer systems using Dynamic Nuclear PolarizationR. Kausik, H. liang, E. R. McCarney, G. Stucky and S. HanEnhanced Overhauser contrast in low field images of a gelling
processW. BarrosMRI with Hyperpolarized 3He and 129Xe at Very-Low-FieldR. W. Mair, W. Barros, R. Scheidegger, D. Chonde, M. S. Rosen
and R. L. WalsworthAccumulation of NMR Data in Polar Coordinates and Numerical
Methods to minimize Systematic ErrorsG. Ferrante, P. Golzi, D. Canina, G. Martini and C. Vacchi
Delayed-Focus Pulses in Projection ReconstructionJ. Varner and B. NewlingOptimal k-space Sampling for Single Point Imaging of Transient
SystemsP. Parasoglou a, A.J. Sederman a, J. Rasburn b, H. Powell b and
M.L. Johns aA new theoretical insight on time-dependent diffusion
coefficientD. S. GrebenkovQuantitative NMR microscopy of iron transport in methanogenic
aggregatesF. Vergeldt, J. Bartacek, E. Gerkema, M. Osuna, J. Philippi, P.
Lens and H. Van As Asphaltene aggregation in crude oil studied by low field
relaxation and diffusion measurementL. Zielinski, D. E. Freed, M. D. Hürlimann, I. SahaChemical Resolution in T1-T2 correlationsT. C. Chandrasekera, J. Mitchell, E. J. Fordham, L. F. Gladden
and M. L. Johns NMR diffusion and relaxation studies of molecules confined
inside core-shell polymeric capsulesI. Ardelean, M. Bogdan, C. Badea and A. ParnauMRI Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Colloidal Dispersion Gels
for Enhanced Oil RecoveryB. Babalola, L. Li, L. Romero-Zeron and B. Balcom Characterisation of pulsing flow in trickle-bed reactors using
ultra-fast MRIT. T. M. Nguyen, A. J. Sederman and L. F. GladdenStudy of Miscible and Immiscible Flows in a Microchannel Using
Magnetic Resonance ImagingB. S. Akpa, S. Matthews, A. Sederman, K. Yunus, A. Fisher, M.
L. Johns and L. F. GladdenVelocity and diffusivity mapping of water flow in a bead pack by
a purely phase-encoded MRI methodZ. Yang, O. Adegbite, J. Varner and B. NewlingTouching-Vug velocity and exchange with matrix pores in models
and samples from the Biscayne aquiferL. Florea, S. Altobelli and K. Cunningham Viscosity Prediction in Polymer Melts using Low Field NMR
relaxationB. Nicot, M. Fleury, J. Leblond and M. Djabourov Diffusion tensor micro-imaging of articular cartilage as a probe
of tissue microstructureS. K. de Visser, J. C. Bowden, R. M. Wellard, K. Momot and J.
M. PopeRole inversion in magnetization exchange between water and
macromolecular protons in articular cartilage components at different
hydration levelsP. Fantazzini a, M. Gombia a, R. J. S. Brown b and F. Vittur cGARField NMR profiling studies of human stratum coreneum and
viable epidermis in vivoP. J. McDonald a, S.Pitts a, E. Ciampi b, M. van Ginkel b and
S. Singleton bMRI Visualisation of the Moisture Ingress into Porous Tissue of
the decayed teethW. P. Weglarz a, M. M. Tanasiewicz b, T. W. Kupka b, M. L.H.
Gruwel c and B. TomanekCorrelated analysis of the diffusion and T2 relaxation of water
in multi-compartmental tissue of the spinal cord of a ratW. P. Weglarz, P. Rosicka, T. Banasik and U. TyrankiewiczIn vivo imaging of DDIF contrast in the Human KneeE. E. Sigmund, R. Regatte, M. Schweitzer, Y.-Q. Song and
Hyungjoon ChoHelium Diffusion Kurtosis MRI of the LungsG. Johnson, R. Trampel and J. Jensen,Toward accurate and precise S/V measurements of lung airspaces
using noble-gas diffusion NMRG. W. Miller, M. Carl, G. D. Cates Jr. and J. P. Mugler IIIHuman Pulmonary Function with Hyperpolarized 129XeS. Patz, I. Muradyan, M. I. Hrovat, F. W. Hersman and J. P.
ButlerMagnetic Resonance Microscopy application to Biofouling in
Porous MediaJ. A. Hornemann, S. L. Codd, J. D. Seymour and K. RomanenkoMR spectral characterization of diffusion with chemical shift
resolution: study of highly concentrated emulsionsS. Lasic, I. Åslund, N. Arteaga and D. TopgaardPore surface of cellulose as studied by Low-Resolution NMRE. Nikolskaya, Y. Grunin, D. Karasev, J. C. Edwardsand L.
GruninSpatial Microheterogeneity of Polyelectrolyte-Protein
Coacervates revealed by 1H Pulsed FieldA. R. Menjoge, A. B. Kayitmazer, P. L. Dubin and S. Vasenkov
Gradient NMR diffusion study Pore Opening and Closing in Biodegradable Polymers and its
Effect on Mass Transport Studied byE. L. Perkins, S. P. Rigby, K. J. Edler and J. P. LoweNMR Cryodiffusometry Temporal correlation function around spheres and cylindersC. H. Ziener, T. Kampf, V. Herold, P. M. Jakob, W. R. Bauer and
W. Nadler ANAHESS, a new second order inverse Laplace transform algorithmÅ. Ukkelberg, G. H. Sørland, E. W. Hansen and H. C. WiderøeUncertainties in the Assignments of Rock Porosities Obtained
from Laplace Inversion of NMRI. Saha, J. Franck, T. Hopper, B. Sun and Y.-Q. Song Relaxation Logs Numerical modeling of the carbonate and the sandstone formationsS. RyuSpin Dynamics Simulations of Multiple Echo Spacing Pulse
Sequences in Grossly InhomogeneousR. Heidler, H. N. Bachman and Y. JohansenFields A numerical analysis of NMR pore-pore exchange measurements
using Xray-μCT techniquesC. H. Arns, Y. Melean, K. E. Washburn and P. T. Callaghan Relaxation-relaxation exchange experiments with portable
Halbach-MagnetsA. Haber, R. Fechete, J. Perlo, F. Casanova, E. Danieli, D. E.
Demco and B. BlümichNon-invasive NMR profiling of painting layersF. Presciutti, J. Perlo, F. Casanova, S. Glögler, C. Miliani,
M. Spring, B. Blümich, B. G. Brunetti and A. Sgamellotti Single-shot depth profiling with a single-sided NMR sensor:
application to skin measurementsE. Danieli, J. Perlo, F. Casanova and B. BlümichMagnetic Field Gradient Monitor (MFGM)H. Han and B. J. BalcomCompositional analysis of materials with unilateral NMRO. V. Petrov, I. V. Mastikhin and B. J. BalcomDesign methodology of a unilateral NMR apparatusS. Utsuzawa, E. Fukushima and Y. NakashimaStrategies and New Technologies for Improved Production of
Hyperpolarized 3He and 129XeD. Chonde, W. Barros, C.-H. Li, M. Rosen, M. Barlow, R. W. Mair
and R. L. Walsworth Low cost CE-NMR with microcoils for chemical detectionJ. L. Herberg, K. Adams, G. Klunder, V. Demas, V. Malba, A.
Bernhardt, L. Evan, C. Harvey andR. Maxwell A new spin exchange optical pumping (SEOP) modality for
hyperpolarized 129Xe production and use in porous mediaM. J. Barlow, N. Whiting, P. Nikolaou, N. Eschmann, R. Mair and
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