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Our group uses and develops solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) methods to study materials and biological systems, as well as fundamental phenomena in physical chemistry.

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The long way from theoretical physics to an atomic picture of a biological molecule

The main axes of our research are the following:

1. Development of new methods in solid-state NMR

A particular emphasis is put on the development of new and the improvement of existing polarization-transfer and decoupling techniques. We are also interested in the refinement of the theoretical concepts for the description of spin systems under time-dependent Hamiltonians (Floquet theory) as well as numerical simulations using the spin-simulation package Gamma.

2. Application of solid-state NMR techniques to materials and biological systems

We characterize the structure and the dynamics of biological systems, e. g. proteins. A main focus in the lab is the characterization of protein fibrils (amyloids, prions).

3. Magnetic Resonance Force Microscopy

Magnetic resonance force microscopy (MRFM) is a method which uses the spin density to image objects in the micro- and nanometer range.

4. Dissolution DNP

We are working at the development of dissolution DNP in order to wide the scope of this techniques especially in the fields of in vivo magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS), as well as solid-state NMR.

You can find a list of the instrumental devices available in our lab, and the list of publications of Prof. B. Meier.

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