Persönlicher Status und Werkzeuge

Dr. Friedemann Reinhard

Contact Details

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Academic Career and Research Areas

Dr. Friedemann Reinhard (b. 1981) and his group work on quantum sensors, with a particular focus on their application in the life sciences. Currently, the core tool of his research are single defect atoms in diamond, which can serve as atomically small sensors for magnetic fields. These nanosensors enable nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) experiments on few nanometer small samples, a technique which could provide three-dimensional structure information of single molecules in the future. Working towards this and related goals, the research of Friedemann Reinhard and his team is situated at the crossroads of quantum physics, solid state physics and the life sciences.


Dr. Friedemann Reinhard studied physics at the University of Göttingen and pursued his PhD work at the Laboratoire Kastler Brossel in Paris in the field of experimental quantum optics. He subsequently joined the laboratory of Prof. Jörg Wrachtrup in Stuttgart to work on quantum sensors. In the course of this work, he and his team were one of the first groups to detect nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) signals from sample volumes as small as a single macromolecule. He has been running an independent Emmy Noether research group at the Walter Schottky Institut of TUM since 2014, aiming among other goals at transforming this method into a three-dimensional imaging technique with atomic resolution.

    Key Publications

    T. Häberle, D. Schmid-Lorch, F. Reinhard, J. Wrachtrup: „Nanoscale nuclear magnetic imaging with chemical contrast“. Nature Nanotechnology 2015; 10, 125-128


    T. Staudacher, F.Shi, S. Pezzagna, J. Meijer, J. Du, C. Meriles, F. Reinhard, J. Wrachtrup: “Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy on a (5nm)3 sample volume” Science 2013; 339, 561-563


    B. Grotz, M.V. Hauf, M. Dankerl, B. Naydenov, S. Pezzagna, J. Meijer, F. Jelezko, J. Wrachtrup, M. Stutzmann, F. Reinhard, J.A. Garrido: „Charge state control of qubits in diamond“. Nature Communications 2012; 3, 792


    F. Reinhard, F. Shi, N. Zhao, F. Rempp, B. Naydenov, J. Meijer, L.T. Hall, L. Hollenberg, J. Du, R.B. Liu, J. Wrachtrup: „Tuning a spin bath through the quantum-classical transition“. Phys. Rev. Lett. 2012; 108, 200402