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EPSRC Reference: GR/S85719/01
Title: Basic Technology: Bringing the NMR paradigm to ESR
Principal Investigator: Smith, Professor G
Other Investigators:
McInnes, Professor EJL Ramsay, Dr RR Riedi, Professor P
White, Professor MF Hay, Professor R Murphy, Professor DM
Lesurf, Dr J Naismith, Professor JH Thomson, Professor A
Samuel, Professor I Krauss, Professor T Collison, Dr D
Heathcote, Professor P Dunn, Professor MH Walton, Professor JC
Newton, Professor ME Ingledew, Dr WJ Taylor, Professor G
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
John Innes Centre STFC Laboratories (Grouped) Thomas Keating Ltd
University of Bath University of Edinburgh
Department: Physics and Astronomy
Organisation: University of St Andrews
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 01 May 2004 Ends: 31 October 2007 Value (£): 2,304,189
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Analytical Science Chemical Structure
Condensed Matter Physics Instrumentation Eng. & Dev.
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Chemicals Electronics
Healthcare Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology
Related Grants:
GR/S85726/01
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The overall aim of the project is to construct the worlds first high field ESR Fourier Transform Spectrometer that is capable of manipulating electron spins in the same way that pulse NMR manipulates nuclear spins. To do this effectively we need to be able to excite the spin system using very high power mm-wave pulses on nanosecond to sub-nano second time-scales and be able to measure the response of the system within a nanosecond .Until recently these goals were impossible to achieve. However, recent advances in high power pulse amplifier technology combined with advances in mmwave technology and high frequency ESR spectrometer design at St.Andrews give us confidence that we can now develop and integrate the necessary technologies that will allow us to construct a unique and revolutionary instrument capable of manipulating electronic spins on unprecedented time-scales.Such an instrument would open up a whole new range of applications across the whole scientific spectrum and part of our goal is to develop a detailed experimental program across all scientific disciplines, to identify and exploit those opportunities.
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