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Department of Radiology - Medical Physics

Dr. Andreas B. Schmidt
Head of Hyperpolarization Group

Medical Physics
Department of Radiology
University Medical Center Freiburg
Killianstrasse 5a
79106 Freiburg


phone: +49 761 270 93912
fax: +49 761 270 73920
e-mail: andreas.schmidt@uniklinik-freiburg.de

Research (Group: Hyperolarization)

Journal Articles:

  • B. Joalland et al., Pulse-Programmable Magnetic Field Cycling of Parahydrogen-Induced Polarization by Side Arm Hydrogenation, Analytical Chemistry 2019 (under review)
  • A. B. Schmidt et al., Lifetime of Parahydrogen in Aqueous Solutions and Human Blood,ChemPhysChem 2019, 20, 19, 2408-2412
  • S. Berner et al., SAMBADENA Hyperpolarization of 13C‐Succinate in an MRI: Singlet‐Triplet Mixing Causes Polarization Loss, ChemistryOpen 2019, 8, 728–736
  • A. B. Schmidt et al., In Vivo 13C-MRI Using SAMBADENA, PLOS ONE 2018, 13, 7
  • J. G. Skinner et al., Metabolic and Molecular Imaging with Hyperpolarised Tracers, Molecular Imaging and Biology 2018, 20, 902-918
  • A. B. Schmidt et al., Liquid-State Carbon-13 Hyperpolarization Generated in an MRI System for Fast Imaging, Nature Communications 2017, 8, 14535
  • A. B. Schmidt et al., Do Twisted Laser Beams Evoke Nuclear Hyperpolarization?, Journal of Magnetic Resonance 2016, 268, 58–67

PhD thesis:

"Liquid-State Nuclear Hyperpolarization Without a Polarizer – Synthesis Amid the Magnet Bore Allows a Dramatically Enhanced Nuclear Alignment" (25/02/2020, Department of Physics and Mathematics, University of Freiburg)

Diploma thesis:

"Nuclear hyperpolarization using twisted light beams at low magnetic fields" (03/11/2014, Department of Physics and Mathematics, University of Freiburg)

Research interests include

  • Nuclear Hyperpolarization
  • Hyperpolarization Method Development
  • Biomedical Applications
  • Singlet states
  • Low Field MRI and NMR

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Jürgen Hennig

Scientific Director
Tel. +49 761 270-38360
Fax +49 761 270-38310

University Medical Center Freiburg
Dept. of Radiology · Medical Physics
Killianstrasse 5a       
79106 Freiburg, Germany

Laurence Haller
Assistant to the Scientific Director
Tel. +49 761 270-38350

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