Nanoscale fourier-transform magnetic resonance imaging

John M. Nichol, Tyler R. Naibert, Eric R. Hemesath, Lincoln J. Lauhon, Raffi Budakian

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We report a method for nanometer-scale pulsed nuclear magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy. Periodic radio-frequency pulses are used to create temporal correlations in the statistical polarization of a solid organic sample. The spin density is spatially encoded by applying a series of intense magnetic field gradient pulses generated by focusing electric current through a nanometer-scale metal constriction. We demonstrate this technique using a silicon nanowire mechanical oscillator as a magnetic resonance sensor to image 1H spins in a polystyrene sample. We obtain a two-dimensional projection of the sample proton density with approximately 10-nm resolution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number031016
JournalPhysical Review X
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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