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Superconducting Mass Spectrometry and Molecule Analysis

Project description

Cool quantum tools for biomolecule analysis

Analyzing the molecular content of a biological sample is the bread and butter of life sciences: DNA, peptides or proteins are identified by how massive they are and what building blocks they contain. This is what mass spectroscopy achieves if the molecules are isolated and highly charged in high vacuum. SuperMaMa will develop technologies to extend these capabilities for singly charged and neutral molecules. The combination of chemical functionalization, new mass filtering methods, cooling close to absolute zero and ultrafast laser light shall provide ultimate control over the motion and charge state of peptides and protein. Integrating a superconducting nanowire array with cryogenic onboard electronics will result in an ultrafast quantum camera as a universal particle detector – here first developed for biomolecules to enhance mass spectrometry and shall open new avenues in optical spectroscopy and molecular quantum interferometry.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/analytical chemistry/spectroscopy
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/biochemistry/biomolecules/proteins
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/analytical chemistry/calorimetry
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/electromagnetism and electronics/electrical conductivity/superconductor
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/analytical chemistry/mass spectrometry

Call for proposal

H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2019-2020-01
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT WIEN
Address
Universitatsring 1
1010 Wien
Austria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 768 572,50

Participants (4)

SINGLE QUANTUM BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 583 391,25
Address
Delfgauwseweg 271
2628 ER Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 739 885
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT BASEL
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 379 683,75
Address
Petersplatz 1
4051 Basel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SPECTROMETRY VISION BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 369 886,25
Address
Televisieweg 40
1322 AM Almere
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)