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Biosignal Measurement Techniques

Working Group 8.22

Development of highly sensitive measurement methods for biomagnetic signals and spin precession


  • Development of bioelectric and biomagnetic measurement methods
  • Measurement devices and methods for Ultra Low Field NMR
  • Facilities for magnetic high precision measurements
  • Standardization activity for medical measurement devices (DKE)
  • Magnetic shieldings
  • Demagnetization of magnetic shieldings
  • Characterization of magnetic magnetic shieldings

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Running Projects

DFG-Focus Program „Opens external link in new windowPrecision experiments in particle- and astrophysics with cold and ultracold neutrons (SSP 1491)
Opens external link in new windowDevelopment of a procedure to optimize magnetic shielding for spin precession experiments like nEDM

Project partners:

  • TU München
  • TU Wien
  • PTB Berlin
  • Uni Mainz
  • ILL Grenoble

Running: 2010 – 2013 and 2013-2016


EU project within „Horizon 2020 - Research and Innovation Framework Programme“
BREAKBEN-Improvement of neuronal current determination by combination of MEG and ULF-MRI with Current Density Imaging

Project partners:

  • AALTO-Universität Helsinki / Finland
  • Elekta Instrument / Finland
  • KUNTAYHTYMÄ FI / Finland
  • PTB / Germany
  • TU Ilmenau / Germany
  • Universität Chieti / Italy
  • Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT / Finland

Running: 2016-2018

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Measurement Facilities

  • Berlin Magnetically Shielded Room-2 (BMSR-2)
    world-wide best magnetically shielded accessible room for high-resolution magnetic measurements using a 304-channel-SQUID-magnetometer system
  • Facility for Low Field NMR/MRI (Zuse-Kabine) 2+1 layer magnetically shielded room with highly sensitive 1-channel-SQUID system
  • Portable 6-channel-SQUID system and portable 18-channel-SQUID system for characterization of magnetically shielded rooms 

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Albrecht, Hans-Helge7311Opens window for sending emailhans-helge.albrecht(at)ptb.de
Burghoff, Martin
(Head of working group)
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Fan, Isaac7061Opens window for sending emailisaac.fan(at)ptb.de
Gutkelch, Dirk7346Opens window for sending emaildirk.gutkelch@ptb.de
Hartwig, Stefan7413Opens window for sending emailstefan.hartwig(at)ptb.de
Höfner, Nora7314Opens window for sending emailnora.hoefner(at)ptb.de
Körber, Rainer7576Opens window for sending emailrainer.koerber(at)ptb.de
Neuber, Sebastian7716Opens window for sending emailsebastian.neuber(at)ptb.de
Petsche, Frank7572Opens window for sending emailfrank.petsche@ptb.de
Rahn, Andrea7574Opens window for sending emailandrea.rahn@ptb.de
Schnabel, Allard7423Opens window for sending emailallard.schnabel@ptb.de
Stollfuss, Detlef7459Opens window for sending emaildetlef.stollfuss@ptb.de
Voigt, Jens7716Opens window for sending emailjens.voigt@ptb.de