The IFW Dresden was successful in the recent Leibniz competition with the project proposal MikroRes. The aim of the project is the development of self-organized microresonators for compact analysis systems of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR) and electron spin resonance spectroscopy (ESR). The successful realization of the project will lead to the miniaturization of NMR and ESR spectroscopy according to the Lab-on-a-Chip principle. This would form the basis to offer these methods in a miniaturized version, as portable devices, which would open up completely new fields of application and markets. As part of the project, an application laboratory will be established at IFW Dresden which will focus on maturing the technology improving the quality of resonators towards an industrial prototype and a wafer scale parallel fabrication process. The Leibniz Association is supporting this project with a three-year grant totaling € 500,000.
The special feature of this project is that two competences of the IFW Dresden are incorporated, which have been developed very successfully in different parts of the institute over many years: on the one hand the expertise on rolled-up nanomembranes and on the other the competence and experience in the two experimental methods NMR and ESR.