- Applied Magnetic Resonance


Magnetic resonance is a powerful experimental tool which has found widespread applications in physics, chemistry, biology, and medicine. The Division of Applied Magnetic Resonance is pursuing interdisciplinary research with particular focuses on studies of transport and phase transition phenomena in soft matter, applications of solid-state NMR approaches for material research, and a synergistic combination of the conventional NMR experimentation with magnetic resonance imaging. The division actively participates in the general education of spin resonance phenomena, also for those working in closely related disciplines.

News Flash

February 2020

We are pleased to welcome Hirala Gadaili as a doctoral student in our group. He aims to perform NMR diffusion studies in "dancing" samples.

January 2020

Our newest member, Jeremias Zill, joins our group as a post-doctoral researcher on a BASF-funded project. Jeremias will be developing our hardware set-up and studies of diffusion of alkanes in polymers at high pressures and temperatures.

October 2019

Our recent collaborative work on "Transport Properties of Mixed-Matrix Membranes: A Kinetic Monte Carlo Study" has been published in Physical Review Applied.

October 2019

Henry showed our results of "Revealing Interconnectivity in Disordered Porous Networks (and on Multi-length Scales)" in a poster at the 3rd Workshop of Hierarchically-ordered Materials: From Theory to Applications at Erlangen, Germany.

September 2019

Arafat Hossain Khan defended his PhD thesis on "Nuclear Magnetic Resonance study of nitric oxide adsorption in metal-organic framework" on 30th September, 2019. Congratulations, Arafat! We wish you the best in your future endeavours.

September 2019

We welcome Laisvydas Giriūnas to AMR as a Erasmus student from Vilnius University, Lithuania. He will be doing solid-state NMR studies of ferroelctric phase transitions in formate frameworks.

July 2019

Our group welcomes Adriana Wójciak and Anna Abramek -- master and bachelor students respectively -- from the Politechnika Wrocławska, Poland for Erasmus internship. They will be staying for the next two months to study the structure of mesoporous glasses with NMR, nitrogen sorption and other characterisation approaches.

July 2019

Henry obtained a Wilhelm und Else Heraeus fellowship to join 580 young scientists from 89 countries to meet 39 nobel leaureates and 2 Turing prize winner for exchange and networking at Lindau Island. He also addressed the press alongside 2010 Nobel Prize Winner in Physics, Sir Prof. Kostantin S. Novoselov, President of the SESAME Council, former Director-General of Europe's foremost Nuclear Physics Research Center (CERN) and former President of the German Physics Society (DPG), Prof. Dr. Rolf-Dieter Heuer on the topic "The end of international collaborations in Science? How nationalism threatens an open scientific world".

June 2019

Henry attended the 2019 NMR Ampere summer school in Zakopane Poland from 23rd to 29th June 2019. There, he also presented our work on "NMR Cryoporometry of Mesoporous Solids".

June 2019

Daniel's latest paper on "Capillary Condensation and Evaporation in Irregular Channels: Sorption Isotherm for Serially Connected Pore Model" has just been published on Journal of Physical Chemistry C.

April 2019

Our recent work on "Comparative Gas Sorption and Cryoporometry Study of Mesoporous Glass Structure: Application of the Serially Connected Pore Model" has been published in Frontiers in Chemistry. It also happens to Henry's first article ever. Congratulations Henry.


April 2019

Educational Symposium: Mechanisms of longitudinal relaxation in the human brain

The longitudinal relaxation time of water protons (T1) is a sensitive biomarker for brain tissue composition reflecting local macromolecular and iron content. T1-contrast in the brain is widely applied for anatomical imaging, brain segmentation, cortical parcellation and as a biomarker for myelination. However, the relaxation mechanisms in the brain tissue are far from fully understood and no generative models of the underlying processes so far exist. This limits interpretation and specificity of T1-based myelination biomarkers. This workshop will bring together experts in quantitative MRI of the brain and provide an overview of current models of myelin- and iron-induced longitudinal relaxation in the human brain. The target audience are scientists, PhD students and postdocs working in the field of quantitative MRI and microstructural imaging of the human brain.

April 2019

Henry won a Wilhelm und Else Heraeus communication programme travel grant to present our work titled, "Serially-Connected Domain Model for Phase Transitions in Disordered Porous Solids" at the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG) Conference from 30 March to 5 April, 2019 in  Regensburg.

November 2018

Henry Enninful joins us as the newest and first student of the newly established Applied Magnetic Resonance (AMR) group. He joined our group as a Erasmus post-graduate research intern and is officially joining as a research assistant and Ph.D. candidate.

A warm welcome to you, Henry.

October 2018

Daniel Schneider defended his Ph.D. thesis, titled "Fluid behaviour in porous solids:Microscopic insight by lattice models" on the 25th October, 2018. Daniel's breakthrough thesis which strongly pushed the barriers of physics in complex porous media resulted in a Summa cum laude, forms a solid basis for further research studies.

Congratulations Daniel. Wish you the best in your future endeavours.

letzte Änderung: 11.02.2020


Applied Magnetic Resonance

Universität Leipzig

Faculty of Physics and Earth Science

Felix Bloch Institute für Solid State Physics

Linnéstraße 5, 04103, Leipzig, Germany

Telefone: +49 341 97 - 32410

Room: 303