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.
The main axes of our research are the following:
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.
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).
Magnetic resonance force microscopy (MRFM) is a method which uses the spin density to image objects in the micro- and nanometer range.
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.