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Zero and ultra-low field nuclear magnetic resonance

Zero and ultra-low field nuclear magnetic resonance

Objective

Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) is a powerful technique employed in many areas of modern science and industry. While a seemingly indispensable element of NMR is a strong (>5 T) magnetic field, recent progress in physics and chemistry have enabled detection of NMR signals at ultra-low and truly zero magnetic fields. This completely reverses conditions under which spin-dynamics are investigated and gives access to information unavailable in conventional NMR. A secondary horizon is microscopic low-field magnetic sensors that probe NMR signals of a single molecule, and provide interesting information about molecular dynamics and structures not accessible with conventional NMR. The address of specific molecular sites is a step towards realizing single-molecule quantum information storage.

In project ZULF, for the first time, we plan to connect experts of non-conventional NMR to create a network of zero- and ultra-low-field (ZULF) NMR science. We will gather and synergize scientists working on NMR J-spectroscopy, NMR hyperpolarization, ultra-precise and small-scale magnetometry to enhance the field and train a new generation of NMR researchers. Close collaboration with industry will address important challenges of modern NMR. Through frequent meetings, secondments, workshops, and a summer school the early-stage researchers (ESRs) will receive a unique training program on the most modern and advanced aspects of ZULF NMR that is unavailable in any current university course. The network covers a diverse range of projects aimed at bringing the technique to the next level, including spectrometer development, single-molecule detection, analytical chemistry, medical contrast agent imaging and exotic-physics searches.
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Coordinator

UNIWERSYTET JAGIELLONSKI

Address

Ul. Golebia 24
31007 Krakow

Poland

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 448 274,88

Participants (9)

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JOHANNES GUTENBERG-UNIVERSITAT MAINZ

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 498 432,96

FONDAZIONE ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 258 061,32

UNIVERSITY OF YORK

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 273 287,88

UNIVERSITAET ULM

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 249 216,48

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 273 287,88

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITE LYON 1 CLAUDE BERNARD

France

EU Contribution

€ 262 875,60

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 258 061,32

FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE CIENCIES FOTONIQUES

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 247 872,96

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Future Processing sp. z o.o.

University of California, Berkeley

Reinschrift Science Communication

ODMR Technologies, Inc

STELAR SRL

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 766402

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 February 2018

  • End date

    31 January 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 769 371,28

  • EU contribution

    € 2 769 371,28

Coordinated by:

UNIWERSYTET JAGIELLONSKI

Poland