Single Molecule Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
Microscopy for Complex Spin Systems

Vision & Mission

4D – NMR’S vision is to revolutionize NMR spectroscopy through the development of a single-molecule Magnetic Resonance Microscopy (MRM) technology. In pursuit of this vision, the research team will adapt and refine the Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy (STM) technique, enabling the detection of single nuclear spins in molecules. Additionally, the 4D-NMR team will leverage the sensitivity of Scanning Microwave Microscopy (SMM) to study the interaction of matter with high-frequency electromagnetic radiation in the gigahertz range.

The mission of the 4D-NMR project is to develop and refine a cutting-edge technology that combines the atomic resolution capabilities of scanning probe microscopy (SPM) with resonant, high-frequency electromagnetic excitation and readout techniques. By harnessing the power of synchronized magnetic pulse excitation, the research team will add the fourth dimension of dynamics to our imaging capabilities. Ultimate goal is to overcome the limitations of current NMR techniques, allowing to detect and study processes involving small amounts of chemical or biological molecules, which will pave the way for ground-breaking advancements in scientific research and technological innovation.