PhD Position in DNP

Published: Friday, 29 March 2013 - 13:56 UTC


A three-year PhD studentship is available at Aix-Marseille Université. The PhD is fully funded with a maintenance allowance of 20,300 € per year (gross income). The studentship is open to students who have a degree in chemistry or physics. The studentship starts on September 2013, while the closing date for application is 13 May 2013. 


The goal of this project is to investigate molecular crystals that cannot be studied with conventional analytical methods. For that purpose, this project will take advantage of the recent developments of solid-state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (SSNMR) [1-2] and will involve further methodology developments for the detection of long-range structural information in strongly coupled spin-networks. Moreover, it should be possible to detect these long-range structural information using Dynamic Nuclear Polarization (DNP), which can enhance SSNMR signals by up to 2 orders of magnitude [3]. 


The student will be jointly supervised by Stéphane Viel and Pierre Thureau. For further information, do not hesitate to contact us at: 


  1. Thureau, P.; Sauerwein, A. C.; Concistrè, M.; Levitt, M. H. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2011, 13, 93. 

  2. Mollica, G.; Madhu, P. K.; Ziarelli, F.; Thévand, A.; Thureau, P.; Viel, S. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2012, 14, 4359. 

  3. Ouari, O.; Phan, T.; Ziarelli, F.; Aussenac, F.; Casano, G.; Thureau, P.; Gigmes, D.; Tordo, P.; Viel, S. 2013, Submitted 


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