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Dr. Friedemann Reinhard

Courses and Dates

Offered Bachelor’s or Master’s Theses Topics

Kernspintomografie auf der Mikrometer-Skala

Magnetic resonance imaging (NMR/MRI), is one of the most powerful techniques to record three-dimensional images of nearly arbitrary samples. Current devices, such as those found in hospitals, cannot record details smaller than 1mm.  

Our group aims to push MRI to a microscopy technique by improving its spatial resolution down to the sub-nm range, the scale of single atoms. This ambitious goal has recently become a realistic prospect by a new generation of quantum sensors for magnetic fields. They are based on the nitrogen-vacancy (NV) color defect in diamond and could detect fields as small as the NMR signal of a single molecule [1,2].

We are looking for a MSc student to develop a slightly different application: chip-scale NMR spectrometers for magnetic resonance imaging with a spatial resolution in the micrometer range. 


* You will learn to fabricate microscale electromagnets in one of our clean rooms, and optimize our fabrication techniques for your project and others. 

* You will design and fabricate a sensor chip for nanoscale magnetic resonance imaging 

* You will redesign an existing microscope setup to apply strong magnetic fields and perform advanced imaging 

* You will perform experiments to record microscale MRI images.

[1] T. Staudacher et al., Science 339, 561 (2013)

[2] H.J. Mamin et al., Science 339, 557 (2013)

suitable as
  • Master’s Thesis Condensed Matter Physics
  • Master’s Thesis Nuclear, Particle, and Astrophysics
  • Master’s Thesis Applied and Engineering Physics
  • Master’s Thesis Quantum Science & Technology
Supervisor: Friedemann Reinhard
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