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Single molecule MRI through quantum sensors

Single molecule MRI through quantum sensors

© Nicolas Palazzo
Adressing quantum sensors in diamond with green laser light.

Nearly five million euros in funding for MRI in the nanometre range

Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) has become an indispensable part of medical diagnostics. The physical principle is the basis on which over ten million MRI scans make tissue and organs visible in Germany every year. At the same time, biochemistry uses nuclear magnetic resonance to analyse the structure of molecules. So far, however, NMR has not been sensitive enough to detect individual cells or even molecules. Researchers at Technische Universität Braunschweig want to use an alternative approach with quantum sensors to enable NMR on the nanoscale. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research is funding the project with almost five million euros.

To the press release of TU Braunschweig.