High-Resolution Nanoscale Solid-State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

William Rose, Holger Haas, Angela Q. Chen, Nari Jeon, Lincoln J. Lauhon, David G. Cory, Raffi Budakian

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We present a new method for high-resolution nanoscale magnetic resonance imaging (nano-MRI) that combines the high spin sensitivity of nanowire-based magnetic resonance detection with high-spectral-resolution nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. Using a new method that incorporates average Hamiltonian theory into optimal control pulse engineering, we demonstrate NMR pulses that achieve high-fidelity quantum control of nuclear spins in nanometer-scale ensembles. We apply this capability to perform dynamical decoupling experiments that achieve a factor of 500 reduction of the proton-spin resonance linewidth in a (50-nm)3 volume of polystyrene. We make use of the enhanced spin coherence times to perform Fourier-transform imaging of proton spins with a one-dimensional slice thickness below 2 nm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number011030
JournalPhysical Review X
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 26 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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