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Plasmon Enhanced Terahertz Electron Paramagnetic Resonance

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 767227

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2018

  • End date

    31 December 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.2.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 898 683,75

  • EU contribution

    € 2 898 683,75

Coordinated by:

VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V BRNE

Czechia

Objective

We propose to establish Plasmon-enhanced Terahertz Electron Paramagnetic Resonance spectroscopy and scanning microscopy as a unique Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) platform for high-sensitivity local analysis of paramagnetic organic and inorganic species and materials. Here, we will deliver novel hardware and infrastructure providing ground-breaking innovation in the magnetic sensing and imaging. The platform is conceptually based on incorporating THz plasmonic antennas onto surfaces (spectroscopy) and scanning probe tips (microscopy), resulting in a strong, local enhancement (about two orders of magnitude) of the magnetic sensing field.
Extending to the THz region enables effective utilization of plasmonic structures resulting in a radical improvement of EPR sensitivity (about four orders of magnitude) and spatial resolution going beyond the diffraction limit, and thus introduce a scanning probe microscopic regime into this field. This will make it possible to map the sample over its area and so to localize its properties with unprecedented resolution (below 1 micrometre). Such a significant enhancement of the EPR performance will open new ways in magnetic sensing technologies enabling for instance to study in situ functional centres in a wide variety of materials, and, generally, set a new direction in the development of the EPR-employing industry.
EPR finds its applications in many scientific areas covering chemistry, biology, medicine, materials science, physics, etc. Hence, introducing this new method would have a profound impact on scientific, technological and societal stakeholders in many research and industrial communities.

Coordinator

VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V BRNE

Address

Antoninska 548/1
601 90 Brno Stred

Czechia

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 687 646,25

Participants (3)

UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 809 980

Asociacion - Centro de Investigacion Cooperativa en Nanociencias - CIC NANOGUNE

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 613 352,50

THOMAS KEATING LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 787 705

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 767227

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2018

  • End date

    31 December 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.2.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 898 683,75

  • EU contribution

    € 2 898 683,75

Coordinated by:

VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V BRNE

Czechia