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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.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2017
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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)

JOHANNES GUTENBERG-UNIVERSITAT MAINZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 498 432,96
Address
Saarstrasse 21
55122 Mainz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FONDAZIONE ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 258 061,32
Address
Via Morego 30
16163 Genova
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF YORK
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
Heslington
YO10 5DD York North Yorkshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET ULM
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 16
89081 Ulm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE LYON 1 CLAUDE BERNARD
France
EU contribution
€ 262 875,60
Address
Boulevard Du 11 Novembre 1918 Num43
69622 Villeurbanne Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 258 061,32
Address
Via Giuseppe Verdi 8
10124 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE CIENCIES FOTONIQUES
Spain
EU contribution
€ 247 872,96
Address
Avinguda Carl Friedrich Gauss 3
08860 Castelldefels
Activity type
Research Organisations

Partners (6)

Future Processing sp. z o.o.
Poland
Address
Bojkowska 37A
44-100 Gliwice Gliwice
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
United States
Address
Franklin Street 1111, 12 Floor
94607 Oakland Ca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Reinschrift, Science Communication Andreas Trabesinger
Switzerland
Address
Bahnhofstrasse 5A
5210 Windisch
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ODMR Technologies, Inc
United States
Address
2041 Tapscott Ave
94530 El Cerrito
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STELAR SRL
Italy
Address
Via Enrico Fermi 4
27035 Mede
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments