EU projects – Technology Scouting – Business Innovation

Excited to announce that our team has been awarded a grant from the European Commission to develop a quantum-enhanced benchtop nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer (QUENCH).

QUENCH will use quantum 💎 diamond sensors, which are micro-scale devices that can detect tiny magnetic fields with high precision, to enhance the nuclear magnetic resonance signal of the sample. This will enable us to perform NMR spectroscopy with a compact and low-cost benchtop instrument, without the need for expensive and bulky superconducting magnets.

🔷 This project aims to harness the power of quantum technologies to improve the #sensitivity and #resolution of NMR spectroscopy, which is widely used for molecular structural analysis in various fields, such as chemistry, biology, medicine, and materials science.
🔷 Our team (consists of Technical University of Munich, Universidad del País Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, TECNALIA Research & Innovation, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Magritek Ltd and AMIRES) of experts from academia and industry, with complementary skills and backgrounds in quantum physics, NMR spectroscopy, diamond nanotechnology, signal processing, and machine learning.

During our kick off meeting on January 24-25, 2024 in Munich, we discussed the project plan and expected impacts. Thank you to Technical University of Munich for hosting us. Our sincerest appreciation goes out to our EC project officer Markus Ritter, PhD for joining us.

Stay tuned for more updates on QUENCH visit our website HERE.