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New Electron-Spin-Resonance Method for New Applications


Physical Measurement Laboratory, Engineering Physics Division

RO# Location
50.68.31.C0060 Gaithersburg, MD

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Name E-mail Phone
Cheung, Kin P. 301.975.3093


Magnetic resonance is a very powerful technique to study various subjects such as structural biology, solar cell, battery, etc. at the molecular level. We are developing new approaches to electron-spin-resonance (ESR) aimed at expanding the capability of ESR, particularly to improve sensitivity and to find new applications. We have achieved 100,000x improvements in sensitivity so far and we are pushing further. One active project is to integrate electrically-detected electron-spin-resonance to the fast scan cyclic voltammetry, thus marrying two extremely powerful techniques to create a whole new range of capabilities. There are a few other related projects on-going in our team. Our work involves physics, chemistry, biology, and electrical engineering, and we seek experimentalists with any one of these backgrounds.


Defect; Nanoscale; Magnetic resonance; Bio-molecule; protein; DNA;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants
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