Dr. Friedemann Reinhard
Courses and Dates
|Title and Module Assignment|
|Quantum Sensing Assigned to modules:|
Assisstants: Braunbeck, G.Waeber, A.
Thu, 13:00–14:30, WSI 101S
|Revision Course to Quantum Sensing Assigned to modules:|
Responsible/Coordination: Reinhard, F.
Offered Bachelor’s or Master’s Theses Topics
- Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Microscopy
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Microscopy
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 the next generation of our chip-scale NMR spectrometers, and to perform experiments on magnetic resonance imaging with a spatial resolution in the nanoscale 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 a sensor chip for microscale NMR detection and upgrade software and optics of one of our setups to perform the experiment.
* You will design, implement and analyze quantum control protocols to record nanoscale MRI images.
 T. Staudacher et al., Science 339, 561 (2013)
 H.J. Mamin et al., Science 339, 557 (2013)
- suitable as
- Master’s Thesis Condensed Matter Physics
- Master’s Thesis Biophysics
- Master’s Thesis Applied and Engineering Physics
- Supervisor: Friedemann Reinhard