Master Thesis: Building a 25 MHz NMR spectrometer

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is the most powerful tool in analytical sciences and a wonderful playground for quantum physics. Due to the high costs, currently, countries of the Global South have no access to NMR spectrometers. Our vision is to build a NMR spectrometer, which will cost less than CHF 10’000.

A Master project starting in Spring 2023 is available in the group of Prof. Roland Riek, Laboratory for Physical Chemistry (D-CHAB). The student will build a 25 MHz Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectrometer. The spectrometer console will run on a compact board (SDR Lab, Red Pitaya) [1]. A permanent magnet will (10 x 10 x 10 cm^3) generate a field of 0.6 T, corresponding to a 1H NMR frequency of 25 MHz.

  • Do you want to build your own spectrometer?
  • Are you interested in or would like to learn more about: programming (e.g., Python), electronics and hardware (magnetic resonance)?
  • Are you a student in physics, electrical engineering, quantum engineering, information technology, interdisciplinary natural sciences, physical chemistry,…?

Curious to know more? Please contact Dr. Takuya Segawa:

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[1] V. Negnevitsky et al. (2022), arXiv:2208.01616­­­­­