Physical Review B Editors’ Suggestion: Suppression of Electron Spin Decoherence of the Diamond NV Center by a Transverse Magnetic Field

Suppression of electron spin decoherence of the diamond NV center by a transverse magnetic field Chang S. Shin, Claudia E. Avalos, Mark C. Butler, Hai-Jing Wang, Scott J. Seltzer, Ren-Bao Liu, Alexander Pines, and Vikram S. Bajaj We demonstrate that the spin decoherence of nitrogen vacancy (NV) centers in diamond can be suppressed by a […]

2013 R&D 100 Award for Optically-Detected Oil Well Logging by MRI (OWL-MRI)

Alex Pines, Scott Seltzer, Paul Ganssle and I have won a 2013 R&D 100 award for “Optically-Detected Oil Well Logging by MRI (OWL-MRI).” You can read about it on the R&D 100 site, in Julie Chao’s news release at LBNL, or on UC Berkeley‘s news site. We also won an R&D 100 award for “Magnetic Resonance Microarray […]

Nature Communications: Sensitive magnetic control of ensemble nuclear spin hyperpolarization in diamond

Our article about mechanisms for nuclear spin hyperpolarization and control near the ground state level anticrossing in diamond was published in Nature Communications. You can read about it in Berkeley Lab News, PhysOrg, and at the US Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Download the article (): NATURE COMMUNICATIONS | ARTICLE Sensitive magnetic control of […]

ISMAR 2013 (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) & Abragam Prize

I visited Rio de Janeiro to speak at the 18th Triennial ISMAR Conference (ISMAR is the International Society for Magnetic Resonance), where I also received the first Abragam Award for Young Investigators. You can read about it on LBL Today, QB3, and Bruker’s Blog.  

54th Experimental NMR Conference (Pacific Grove, CA)

I attended the 54th Experimental NMR Conference (ENC), at the Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove, CA, and spoke about “Hyperpolarized Molecular Sensing and Detection.”  

Atomic structure and assembly of an amyloid fibril (Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 110, 5468, 2013)

We have published the structure of cross-β amyloid fibrils formed by TTR in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (). The work was led by Dr. Anthony Fitzpatrick and the authors include three generations of my colleagues, directed and mentored by Robert Griffin and Christopher Dobson. The publication has been reviewed in Physics Today (download: Atomic and […]

Professor Patrick Van der Wel – Studies of amyloid fibrils by solid state NMR

My former colleague, Patrick Van der Wel, visited Berkeley and delivered a seminar, “Investigating amyloid formation mechanisms by studying fibrils by solid-state NMR.” Patrick is a professor in the Department of Structural Biology at the University of Pittsburgh, where he has established a research program that applies solid state NMR to difficult structural targets including insoluble aggregates or proteins within […]

Trip to Guadalajara, Jalisco

I traveled to Guadalajara, Mexico. Below are some photos from the Centro Historico.  

Weizmann Institute BioNMR Workshop

I spoke at the BioNMR workshop at the Weizmann Institute: Sensitivity Challenges in Contemporary Biomolecular Magnetic Resonance A Foresight Workshop February 26-28, 2013 Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel  

NMRS 2013 & Shaoxing, Wuhan, Mumbai

I spoke at the annual meeting of India’s National Magnetic Resonance Society in Mumbai, and also visited Shaoxing and the Wuhan Institute of Physics and Mathematics, in Wuhan.