November 2020

Special offer on Stelar FFC relaxometers for a limited time
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October 2020


You can find all the videos of the lectures given during our first and second series of webinars on NMR relaxometry theory and applications as well as the day of webinars held on 8th May 2020 on Stelar's YouTube channel "Stelar NMR" at:


Springer and coworkers in USA have published a paper on the T1 relaxation times (R1) of intra- and extracellular water. Indeed, the difference in R1 of intracellular and extracellular water is significant and increases with decreasing magnetic field strength. This could be translated into a preclinical or clinical setting where an MRI scan at very low magnetic field could reveal tumours without the need for a contrast agent: FFC-MRI!


Experimental evidence from the Aime group in Torino, Italy backs use of intracellular T1 at low and variable fields as a biomarker for tumours.


CHOCOLATE - a feast for our senses! Indeed, FFC relaxometry can be used to study chocolate ingredients. FFC was used by University of Leeds/Nestlé to study the self-diffusion properties of cocoa butter. The advantage of FFC is evident below 1MHz where the technique shows good sensitivity to phase changes of cocoa butter.


Fitteia is an open access online fitting program for NMR relaxometry
data developed by expert Prof. Pedro Sebastiao from the Universidade de
Lisboa, Portugal. We recommend you try this program to fit NMRD data
obtained from Stelar FFC relaxometers. To use the tool, simply follow
the instructions to register on the website:


13 January 2021

The first webinar in this third series on NMR RELAXOMETRY THEORY AND APPLICATIONS, organized by Stelar and COST action EURELAX, will be held on:
WEDNESDAY 13th JANUARY 2021, 16.00-17.00 CET,
Prof. ERNST ROESSLER of University of Bayreuth, Germany, will present a webinar entitled
NMR spin relaxation in viscous liquids

Link to Abstract & Biography


16 December 2020


Characterisation of MRI contrast agents using NMR relaxometry

Speaker: Prof. MAURO BOTTA of University of Eastern Piedmont "Amedeo Avogadro", Alessandria, Italy

Abstract & Biography

Watch Prof. Botta's lecture on YouTube

9 December 2020


Getting the most from fast-field cycling NMR: the 3-tau model

Speaker: Dr. DAVID FAUX of University of Surrey, UK

abstract and biography

Watch Dr. Faux's lecture on YouTube

26 November


"Ionic interactions at the liquid-solid interface in ionogels studied by FFC NMR"

Speaker: Dr. Michal Bielejewski of Polish Academy of Sciences, Poznan, Poland

Watch Dr. Bielejewski's lecture on YouTube

Abstract & Biography Bielejewski webinar

18 November 2020

From proteins to tissues - NMR Relaxometry versus Dielectric Spectroscopy

Speaker: Prof. Danuta Kruk, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland

Watch Dr. Kruk's lecture on YouTube

Abstract and Biography

11 November 2020

NMR Relaxometry as a Tool for Understanding Adsorption in Heterogeneous Catalysis
Speaker: Dr. Jordan Ward-Williams, University of Cambridge, UK

Watch Dr. Ward-Williams lecture on YouTube

Abstract & Biography

28 October 2020

Wine Relaxometry: first results

Speaker: Prof. Philippe Bodart, University o Lille and Agrosupdijon, University of Burgundy, France

Watch Prof. Bodart's lecture on YouTube

Abstract & Biography Bodart

21 October 2020

Fast field-cycling NMR relaxometry as a tool for ICE-lubricant analytics
Speaker: Prof. Esteban Anoardo, LaRTE, FaMAF Universidad Nacional de Córdoba and IFEG-CONICET. Córdoba, Argentina

Watch Prof. Anoardo's lecture on YouTube

Abstract & Biography Anoardo

14 October 2020

Field Cycling Relaxometry & Biomedical Research: from paramagnetic agents to water exchange across the cellular membranes
Speaker: Prof. Silvio Aime, Center of Excellence on Molecular Imaging of the University of Torino, Italy

Watch Prof. Aime's lecture on YouTube

Abstract & Biography Aime

29 May to 23 July 2020

The first series of webinars on NMR RELAXOMETRY THEORY AND APPLICATIONS, organized by Stelar and COST action EURELAX took place from 29th May to 23rd July 2020.

All lectures in this series can be found on Stelar's YouTube channel "Stelar NMR":

8 May 2020


COST Action EURELAX and Stelar hosted a day of webinars on NMR relaxometry on 8th May 2020.

All webinars can be found on Stelar's YouTube channel "Stelar NMR":

Abstracts for day of webinars

The 4 lectures include:"FFC NMR Relaxometry: a powerful experimental method for probing dynamical properties in liquid and solid systems. Theory and applications." By Prof. Danuta Kruk, University of Warmia & Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland

"Relaxometry of cancer: Role of intracellular water lifetime as a tumour biomarker by in vivo fast field cycling". By Prof. Simonetta Geninatti Crich, University of Torino, Italy

"Fast Field Cycling NMR Relaxometry in environmental science". By Prof. Pellegrino Conte, University of Palermo, Italy"NMR investigation of structure and transport in solid electrolytes for Li batteries". By Prof. Steven Greenbaum, Hunter College, CUNY, USA

5-7 June 2019


The 2019 edition of the FFCRelax conference was held in Pisa, Italy. The conference is held every second year. The next FFCRelax conference will be scheduled in the summer of 2021 in Cambridge, UK. Details will be made available at a later date.

19-22 March 2019


The COST workshop on NMR relaxometry for interdisciplinary and
industrial applications was successful in transmitting a lot of
high-quality science and how both the classical time domain relaxometry
at low and high fields and Fast Field Cycling relaxometry, covering a
wide range of magnetic fields, can be used as powerful complimentary
techniques. Industrial participants came away with a positive impression
of NMR relaxometry and new insights into the power of these techniques.

18-22 February 2019


A good attendance at the COST relaxometry data analysis training school
in Pavia, Italy. Understanding theories and software used to elaborate
relaxometry data is a hot topic for many newcomers to NMR relaxometry.
Events like this help to spread the understanding and use of NMR
relaxometry, thanks to COST action 15209 EURELAX!