SpinCore's highly acclaimed designs have been
in use in academic and industrial laboratories
world wide, with many different and sometimes
unexpected applications. With permission
from our customers, we are proud to provide
the following listing of customers'
University of Chicago, USA -
Dr. Boris Epel uses a PBESR-PRO-400 for his
Electron Spin Resonance experiments. Dr.
Epel, in collaboration with Drs. Igor
Gromov, Stefan Stoll, Daniella Goldfarb, and
Arthur Schweiger, developed SpecMan,
a comprehensive EPR-control software
University of Stuttgart, Germany -
Dr. Fedor Jelezko works on single-spin ESR.
In his work, he uses PulseBlasterESR-PRO-400
for precise control of lasers and microwave
sources. His recent work on Multipartite
Entangelment Among Single Spins in Diamond
was recently reported in Science. Dr
Jelezko kindly submitted to us a short
Application Note describing his experiments.
Harvard University, USA -
Lilian Childress and Dr. Gurudev Dutt use
PulseBlasterESR boards in their work on
spintronics and quantum information
processing. The results of their
studies "open the door to coherent
manipulation of individual isolated nuclear
spins in a solid-state environment even at
room temperature." The Science paper
describing their work is titled
Coherent Dynamics of Coupled Electron and
Nuclear Spin Qubits in Diamond.
The latest paper from the Harvard group and
their collaborators on nanoscale magnetic
sensing with an individual electronic spin
has just been published in Nature.
Oxford University, England -
High-fidelity pulsed electron spin resonance
to implement quantum computing algorithms
(Dr. John J. L. Morton uses a 400 MHz
PulseBlasterESR-PRO in his experiments).
Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
- Graduate student Dzmitry
Matsukevich works with his advisor Dr.
Kuzmich on quantum communication and
matter-light transformation. Two 300
MHz PulseBlasterESR-PRO PCI boards trigger
their lasers. Georgia Tech Research
News covers their work and provides
references to their science papers.
Santec Corporation, Japan - The
R&D group uses PulseBlasterESR-PRO-400
PCI boards to develop new systems for
Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography
Korea Basic ScienceInstitute (KBSI),
South Korea - Mr.Hur Man-Hoi, member
of the FT-ICR Devlopment Team, uses
PulseBlaster PCI PB24 boards in system
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and
Technology (KAIST), South Korea -
Taesoon Hwang, graduate student in Dr.
Soonchil Lee's group, works with
PulseBlaster PCI PB24 boards on solid state
physics of thin films for nanomagnetism and
Institute of Atomic and Molecular
Science, Academic Sinica, Taiwan - Dr.
Ying-Cheng Chenuses PulseBlaster PCI boards
in his lab.
EuropTest, Aeroflex, France -
Engineers at Aeroflex will use customized
Compact-PCI (c-PCI, PXI) PulseBlaster board
to test their radar systems.
University of California at Santa
Barbara, Department of Electrical and
Computer Engineering - Dr. Henrik N.
Poulsen uses a PulseBlasterESR-PRO PCI board
to control an optical re-circulating loop
for transmission experiments in fiber-optic
MIT Stata Center for Ultracold Atoms, USA
- Researchers use PulseBlaster and
PulseBlasterESR-PRO boards in their
experiments on quantum information
processing using BEC (Boise-Einstein)
Universtaet Stuttgart, Institut für
Physikalische Chemie, Germany - Dr.
Igor Tkach uses PulseBlasterESR-PRO-300 for
in-situ FT-IR Spectroscopy of catalytic and
degradation processes in Proton Exchange
Membrane Fuel Cells.
University of Nottingham, England -
Dr. Anthony Kent will use PulseBlasterDDS
PCI board and PBPlus! systems to build his
new NMR instrument for studying
University of Jyväskylä, Dep. of
Physics, Finnland - Jani Hakala
purchased PulseBlaster PB24-100-32k PCI
board to replace his older PPG100
programmable pattern generator card.
Cornell University, USA -
Two research groups use PulseBlaster and
PulseBlasterESR PCI boards to develop pulsed
Michigan State University, USA -
Dr. Bari Olivier uses his TTL-only
PulseBlasterPlus for experiments in
physiology and heart failure using animal
Minnesota State University, USA -
Undergraduate students enrolled in Dr.
Shastri's course will build an NMR
spectrometer with a PulseBlaster PCI board.
University of Florida, Department of
Chemistry, USA- Dr. Eyler
and his graduate students use a PulseBlaster
PCI board to control experiments in mass
Institute de Saint-Louis, France -
PulseBlaster PCI board is used to conduct
research, scientific studies and fundamental
pre-developments in the field of armament in
the conventional weapons sector.
University of Cambridge, England -
Graduate student Richard Neill will use his
PulseBlaster PCI board to control, under
Linux, an infrared imaging camera for
experiments in astronomy.
Computer Application Service,
Scottland - PulseBlaster used
as the digital signal generator to simulate
a custom high speed parallel data source.
University of Arkansas, USA -
Graduate student Gaylen Burnside builds a
pulsed NMR instrument with PulseBlaster.
DuPont, USA - Drs.
Pellicone and McCambridge have been using
PulseBlasterDDS PCI boards and USB systems
for NQR excitation and experiment
CADIMES, France -
PulseBlasterDDS (USB) for RF tagging
Boston University School of Medicine,
USA - Dr. O'Connor uses his
PulseBlaster PCI board for applications in
Breault Research Organization, USA -
Innovative Optics applications with
Institute of Metal Physics, Russian
Academy of Sciences, Ekaterinburg, Russia
- Dr. Gerashenko uses
PulseBlaster PCI boards for applications in
Aeroflex EuropTest, France
- Customized PulseBlaster PCI boards
have been applied for radar testing
National High Magnetic Field
Laboratory (NHMFL), USA - Dr.
Alan Marshall's group uses PCI PulseBlaster
for precision timing of their Ion Cyclotron
Mass Spectrometry experiments.
Technical University Darmstadt,
Germany - Achim Gädke and Dr.
APrivalov (Professor Fujara group) use
several boards of PulseBlaster PB24 (24Bit)
and DDS-III to equip NMR spectrometers for
experiments in solid state, diffusiometry
and relaxometry. There is a public software
suite for spectrometer control available (DAMARIS:
Max-Planck Institute for Radiation
Chemistry, Germany - Dr. E. J.
Reijerse will use his PulseBlaster board
runing at 125 MHz (40 ns shortest pulse, 8
ns resolution) for multidimensional ESR
South Korea -
PulseBlasterDDS has been demonstrated as a
complete excitation and timing system for
NQR in mobile landmine-detection
applications (Dr. Yun Hyun Cho, in
collaboration with Professor Grechischkin of
Yukov Scientific - Dr. Igor
Yukov uses his PulseBlasterDDS board for
novel ultrasound applications where agile
frequency switching is required.
Hitachi, Japan -
PulseBlasterPlus! (DDS, USB-controlled) are
used as excitation systems for NMR in
General Electric Medical Systems, USA
- Customized PulseBlasterDDS as a
dedicated decoupler for MRI applications.
Australian National University,
Canberra, Australia - Dr. Matthew
Sellars uses a PulseBlasterPlus! in his
quantum computing research. Dr.
Sellars writes "The main use for the box is
for research into a solid state based
quantum computer. We plan to use the
box to provide rf to drive acoustic optic
modulators to accurately create optical
pulse sequences. The experiments are
very similar to NMR except they are at
Sony DADC Austria. - Needed a
digital clock generator. SpinCore
customized PulseBlasterDDS to provide a
square-wave DDS output signal.
Fortex Group, Estonia. -
PulseBlasterDDS is used as an excitation
system for novel MQ-MAS (multiple-quantum
magic angle spinning) NMR experiments where
accurate and agile phase switching is
Knox College, USA - PulseBlaster
boards are used to control NMR experiments
in Physics and Biology.
ICS-CNRS, France - PulseBlaster
board is used to control NMR experiments.
Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry,
Aachen, Germany - Dr. Blumich and Eng.
M. Adams will use PulseBlasterDDS board for
portable NMR/MRI applications.
McMaster University, Ontario, Canada -
Dr. Brian King used the PulseBlaster to
produce and study rubidium Bose-Einstein
Condensates. He is now using another
PulseBlaster board to control an
ion-trapping experiment for applications in
Echo Medical Systems, USA - Dr.
Zvi Tajcher uses multiple PulseBlaster
boards as the core timing and control
systems for NMR spectrometers for in-vivo
experiments in biology.
Rice University, Texas, USA -Dr.
Thomas C. Killian and his students use
PulseBlaster boards for experiments in
Physics on Ultracold Atoms and
Plasmas. Pascal Mickelson
writes: "nearly all of the experiments
we do rely heavily on the PulseBlaster card
to control the timing." Their October
2004 paper is on Photoassociative
spectroscopy at long range in ultracold
California State University, Los
Angeles, USA - Dr. Oscar Bernal uses
PulseBlasterDDS as an excitation system for
broadband NMR experiments in metals.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute,
Physics Department, USA - Heat
capacity measurements using AC calorimetry
and RF heating (Saimir Barjami).
National University of Argentina,
Cordoba - (Professor Ramia).
University of Florida, USA - Dr.
Russ Bowers uses his PulseBlaster board as
the core controller of a portable
spectrometer for multiple experiments,
including an excitation system for
electrical detection of magnetic resonance.
Practical Instruments, USA - Dr.
Brad Hines needed a precision timing system
for control of an imaging array for an
camera. He wrote:
"We have a need to be able to string
together what I call "timing kernels"
in a variety of ways in order to shift rows,
read out pixels, and reset the
array. A suitably flexible system
(PulseBlaster) will allow us to easily
change which sub-regions of the chip we read
Tri-Valley Research, USA - Dr.
Robert Parson experiments with a low-field
Whittier College, USA - "we plan
to integrate the board into a (NMR)
spectrometer that is controlled by LabVIEW
software that we produced in-house" (Dr.
Princeton University, USA - Dr.
Nick Kuzma controls his PulseBlaster boards
with the IGOR-PRO software.
Washington State University, Pullmann,
WA, USA - Drs. Kramer and Cruz use
their PulseBlaster boards to control
portable spectrophotometers for analysis of
plants in the field.
Washington University at St. Louis,
USA - Dr. Mark Conradi assembled
several NMR spectrometers for Physics
research. He uses PulseBlaster boards
to control them.
National Institute of Standards and
Technology, USA - Dr. Trey Porto uses
PulseBlaster boards and USB systems to
control laser/atom cooling and trapping
J. Stefan Institute, Slovenia
- Dr. Tomaz Apih uses multiple
PulseBlaster and PulseBlasterDDS boards:
Pulse Programmer part of his NMR setup; SMIS
MR3020 board replacement; PulseBlasterDDS as
an excitation system NQR experiments for
minefield detection; and more.
Tokyo Institute of Technology,
Japan - Dr. Naoki Asakawa uses a 100 MHz
PulseBlaster board for his ODMR (Optically
Detected Magnetic Resonance) experiments
under FreeBDS OS and a PulseBlasterDDS-III
under Linux for low-field NMR relaxation
studies of nuclear magnetization.
Leiden University, The
University of Nijmegen, The
Netherlands - mobile NMR spectrometer
(Dr. Arno Kentgens, Mr. Jan van Os).
The Aerospace Corporation, USA -
applications in aerospace.
Asea Brown-Boveri, Heidelberg, Germany
- applications in robotics.
TopSpin Medical, Israel - MRI
Institute of Nuclear Physics, Poland
- NMR/MRI console (Dr. Zbigniew Olejniczak)
National University of Argentina,
Cordoba - 0.5 Tesla NMR spectrometer
with pulsed field gradients for studying
diffusion coefficient in gelatins and milk
products (Professors Schurrer and Brunetti).
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
- senior project: simple MRI console
(Professor C. Sotak).
ETH Zurich, Switzerland - "...
MRFM (Magnetic Resonance Force Microscopy)
device for force detected NMR, which in
principle measures the force between a
magnetic field gradient and a sample using
microcantilevers as in atomic force
microscopy." (Christian Degen, Laboratorium
fuer Physikalische Chemie).
ETH Zurich, Switzerland - NMR
system for low temperature physics research
(Dr. Dominik Rao, Dr. Ott's group).
TRIUMF - Canada's National Laboratory
for particle physics - real time
control/monitoring and data acquisition
system for nuclear polarization with
implanted radioactive ions (Dr. Syd
University of Washington, Seattle, USA
- low field NMR system for studying
hyperpolarized 129Xe; timing
control of laser cooling systems (Dr.
Michael Romalis). Known published
results with the PulseBlaster:
"Investigation of sub-Doppler cooling..."
(Phys. Rev A., 2003)
Middle East Technical University, Turkey
-NMR Relaxometry measurements used to study
cell integrity in botanical
applications(Prof. Mecit Oztop).