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The National MagLab is funded by the National Science Foundation and the State of Florida.

The Case of the Zinc in the Toothpaste

Is there enough zinc in my toothpaste? Polarizing Agent comes to the rescue.

In a technique called dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP), scientists use compounds called polarizing agents to make hard-to-find atoms easier to locate, which helps them solve many kinds of science secrets faster and better.

cartoon about DNP Magnet Mysteries

Illustration by Caroline McNiel