A step to accelerated preclinical studies using fumarate as a biomarker

We demonstrate a cheap and scalable way to form the biomolecule fumarate (a type of chemical compound) from an enriched form of hydrogen gas, which opens a door to studying metabolism and cell death in vivo via magnetic resonance imaging. The research has been featured in a JACS Spotlight: Hyperpolarized Hydrogen Empowers a New Biomarker Article URL: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/jacs.9b10094 […]

Single-spin NMR concept proposed

After reviewing briefly the concept of zero magnetic field nuclear magnetic resonance (ZULF NMR), Dmitry Budker describes a recent proposal to use single NV center sensors to measure single nuclear spins in ZULF NMR [1]. References: Extreme nuclear magnetic resonance: zero field, single spins, dark matter…, Dmitry Budker, arXiv:1905.08851 (2019).

Probing superconductivity with diamonds

Diamonds may contain color centers, such as the nitrogen-vacancy centers. With collaborators all over the world, we review the current state of affairs in using such centers to explore the behavior of materials in their superconducting regime [1]. In particular, nitrogen-vacancy centers allow us to perform: *  vector magnetometry at a wide range of temperatures […]