Neuronal Oscillations Group

The OPM lab

Optically Pumped Magnetometers

In the optically pumped magnetometer (OPM) laboratory we are developing new sensors to be used for magnetoencephalography (MEG). The sensors are based on quantum technology and can detect magnetic fields generated by human brain activity. The sensors are advantageous to conventional SQUID-MEG sensors as they do not require liquid Helium and can be placed close to the human head. In 2020 we will have dedicated OPM facility included a new magnetically shielded room and state-of-the-art peripherals. The OPM facility will be used for further developing the OPM technology as well as research on cognitive and clinical research. The OPM facility is part of a collaboration between the CHBH and the School of Physics and Astronomy.