The International Tomography Center of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of the Sciences (ITC SB RAS) was founded by the initiative of Academician Renad Sagdeev with the support of the Presidium of SB RAS and of the Institute of Chemical Kinetics and Combustion of SB RAS. BRUKER Spectrospin ( Germany) contributed a lot to ITC establishment and development. Since 2000, the International Tomography Center has been a research institute at the Novosibirsk Science Center of the Siberian Branch of the RAS.
ITC SB RAS is the one of the world-recognized leaders in spin chemistry, carrying out basic and applied research in chemical physics and medicine. It also runs medical examination of the population of the region using the method of magnetic-resonance tomography. Main research fields of the Center are the chemical bonding theory, reactivity of chemical compounds, mechanisms of chemical reactions, magnetic phenomena in chemistry and medicine, spin and exchange phenomena, including multispin coordination compounds, diagnostic NMR-imaging and NMR-microimaging for physical-chemical applications, development of fundamentally new magnetic materials. Discovery of the influence of the constant magnetic field on radical reactions in solutions and of magnetic isotope effect are of particular importance for modem chemistry that are widely used all over the world. Fundamentally new techniques of studying the mechanisms of chemical and biochemical reactions are being developed and applied on the basis of spin effects.