It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint

The past two weeks of research for me have been all about paint. Not yet the cleaning of, but rather the initial drying process that oil paint undergoes immediately after being created. Oil paint has two distinct drying phases the first being within a week or so of being laid on a surface in which a rapid change in its T2 values can be observed. This was the main focus of my work this week, making paint and then running a series of CPMG pulse sequence measurements at 20 um increment depths to create a profile of the paint and its signal decay and t2 values.

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