First theoretical proof: Measurement of a single nuclear spin in biological samples

11 mayo 2015

Physicists were able to show that the nuclear spins of single molecules can be detected with the help of magnetic particles at room temperature. The researchers describe a novel experimental setup with which the tiny magnetic fields of the nuclear spins of single biomolecules — undetectable so far — could be registered for the first time. The proposed concept would improve medical diagnostics in a decisive step forward.