The nominating institution University of Ulm on the breakthrough:
NMR is of major importance in biology, chemistry, medicine, and physics, as it gives access to molecular structure and revolutionised medical imaging. But the poor sensitivity of current NMR technology prevents its application to single proteins or the imaging of cellular metabolic processes. Quantum technologies based on atomic scale lattice defects in diamond to achieve nanoscale NMR and a new source for nuclear spin hyperpolarisation are set to overcome these limits.
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