Course on "Dissolution Dynamic Nuclear Polarization" December 9-11, 2015 at EPFL, Switzerland

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:
http://inscription.epfl.ch/index.php?form=PhD_course_on_DNP
subscription fees: 100 CHF

* Information
sami.jannin@epfl.ch
geoffrey.bodenhausen@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

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 to Friday, December 11, 2015
Lausanne, Switzerland