[NMR] Course on “Dissolution Dynamic Nuclear Polarization” December 9-11, 2015 at EPFL, Switzerland

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We would like to announce a three-day course for PhD students and Post-Docs on

“Dissolution Dynamic Nuclear Polarization”

The course will start at 1pm on Wednesday December the 9th and will end at 5pm on Friday the 11th, and will be held at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, at the Laboratory of Biomolecular Magnetic Resonance (LRMB).

* Registration

please register at the following adress:


subscription fees: 100 CHF

* Information

sami.jannin (at) epfl.ch

geoffrey.bodenhausen (at) epfl.ch

* Objectives

Dissolution Dynamic Nuclear Polarization (D-DNP) provides a way to enhance NMR signals in liquids by more than 4 orders of magnitude. We present the current state-of-the-art and most recent advances of this technique, and we propose experimental demonstrations with hands-on participation. 

* Content

Lectures and seminars: 11 Hours

Hands-on: 7 Hours

Day 1:  Lectures, 1 pm – 5 pm: Theoretical aspects of DNP

– Introduction to DNP-enhanced NMR

– Principles of Dissolution-DNP

– Low temperature DNP mechanisms

– Cross Polarization techniques

– Applications to imaging and chemistry

Day 2:  Lectures, 9 am – 12 am: Experimental aspects of DNP

– Hardware for DNP

– Hardware for Cross Polarization 

– Hardware for Dissolution

Experiments, 1 pm – 5 pm

– Sample Preparation

– Preparation of a dissolution DNP experiment

Day 3: Experiments, 9 am – 12 am: Practical DNP at the Laboratory of Biomolecular Magnetic Resonance (LRMB)

– Low temperature DNP

– Cross Polarization with DNP

– Dissolution DNP

Seminars, 1 pm – 5 pm

 – All participants are invited to give a short presentation, possibly on DNP and/or related to their own research subjects.

*Required prior knowledge

Basic understanding of NMR

Dr. Sami Jannin


Av Forel

Batochime BCH 1534

CH-1015 Lausanne 


Phone +41 21 693 97 24

Mobile +41 77 406 61 23

Skype samiboulot

Fax +41 21 693 94 35


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