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Developing an inductive spectrometer for electron paramagnetic resonance detection and imaging at the micron scale using superconducting quantum circuits.

Project description

Superconducting circuits could boost sensitivity of electron paramagnetic resonance

Electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) is a powerful method for studying materials that have unpaired electrons. The method identifies and characterises paramagnetic species, usually by measuring microwave emission or absorption by their electron spins. As spins are weakly coupled to microwaves, the method can only be used for sufficiently large and concentrated samples. The EU-funded INDIGO project will borrow techniques from superconducting circuits to considerably increase EPR detection sensitivity, allowing to image new types of micro-sized samples. INDIGO will offer great promise for biology, chemistry and condensed matter physics, for instance allowing to detect EPR signals in single cells, microprotein crystals or from organic semiconductors.

Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Net EU contribution
€ 1 992 500,00
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
France

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00