Publications and Patents

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Blank, A., “A new approach to distance measurements between two spin labels in the >10 nm range” Accepted for publication, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2017, DOI:10.1039/C6CP07597E
A new approach to distance measurements between two spin labels in the >10 nm range

Zgadzai, O., Shtirberg, L., Artzi, Y., and Blank, A., “Selective addressing and readout of optically detected electron spins,”  European Physics Letters – Accepted for publication.


Blank, A., “Spectroscopy, Imaging, and Selective Addressing of Dark Spins at the Nanoscale with Optically-Detected Magnetic Resonance”
Physica Status Solidi – 253, (2016) 1167-1176

Dikarov, E., Zgadzai, O., Artzi, Y., and Blank, A., “Direct measurement of the flip-flop rate of electron spins in solid state, “Physical Review Applied 6, (2016), 044001.
Direct measurement of the flip-flop rate of electron spins in solid state“


Wolfson H, Ahmad R, Twig Y, Blank A, and Kuppusamy P, “A Hand-held EPR Scanner for Transcutaneous Oximetry”
Proc. SPIE 9417, Medical Imaging 2015: Biomedical Applications in Molecular, Structural, and Functional Imaging – 941706 (2015)

Katz, I., Blank, A.,“Dynamic Nuclear Polarization in Solid Samples by Electrical-Discharge-Induced Radicals”
Journal of Magnetic Resonance – 261, (2015) 95-100

Hashem, M., Weiler-Sagie, M., Kuppusamy, P., Neufeld, G., Neeman, M., and Blank, A,“Electron Spin Resonance Microscopic Imaging of Oxygen Concentration in Cancer Spheroids”
Journal of Magnetic Resonance – 256, (2015) 78-85

Woflson, H., Ahmad, R., Twig, Y., Williams, B. and Blank, A., “A magnetic resonance probehead for evaluating the level of ionizing radiation absorbed in human teeth”
Health Physics Journal – 108, (2015) 326-35
This paper was featured on the cover of the Journal

Katz, I., Fehr, M., Schnegg, A., Lips, K., and Blank, A., High Resolution In-Operando Microimaging of Solar Cells with Pulsed Electrically-Detected Magnetic Resonance”
Journal of Magnetic resonance 251, (2015) 26–35

Blank, A., Shapiro, G., Fischer, R., London, P., and Gershoni, D., “Optically Detected Magnetic Resonance Imaging”
Applied Physics Letters 106, (2015) 034102

Artzi, Y., Twig, Y., and Blank, A.,,Induction-detection electron spin resonance with spin sensitivity of a few tens of spins”
Applied Physics Letters 106, (2015) 084104


Wolfson, H., Ahmad, R., Twig, Y., Kuppusamy, P., and Blank, A., A Miniature Electron Spin Resonance Probehead for Transcutaneous Oxygen Monitoring”
Appl. Mag. Res. 45 (2014) 955–967

Blank, A., Hashem, M., and Twig, Y., Electron Spin Resonance Imaging Probes and a Sample Holder for Thin and Long One-Dimensional Samples”
Applied Magnetic Resonance 45 (2014) 63-73

Dikarov, E., Shklyar, R., and Blank, A., “New approach for measuring migration properties of point defects in amorphous oxides”
Physica Status Solidi (a) 211 (2014) 2177–2183


Golub, L. C., Potter, L. C., Ash, J. N., Blank, A. and Rizwan, A., “Estimation of spin-echo relaxation time”
Journal of Magnetic Resonance 237 (2013) 17-22,

Dikarov, E., Fehr, M., Schnegg, A., Lips, K., and Blank, A.,“Selective Electron Spin Resonance measurements of micron-scale thin samples on a substrate”
Measurement Science and Technology 24 (2013) 115009 (7p)

Sirota, K., Twig, Y., and Blank, A., “Pulsed Electron Spin Resonance Ex-situ Probe for Tooth Biodosimetry”
Applied Magnetic Resonance 44 (2013) 671-689

Twig, Y., Dikarov, E., and Blank, A., “Ultra Miniature Resonators for Electron Spin Resonance: Sensitivity Analysis, Design and Construction Methods, and Potential Applications”
Molecular Physics 111 (2013) 2674-268

Blank, A., “Scheme for a spin-based quantum computer employing induction detection and imaging”
Quantum Information processing 12 (2013) 2993-3006

Dikarov, E., Shklyar, R., Twig, Y. and Blank, A., “Induction-Detection Electron Spin Resonance with Sensitivity of 1000 Spins: En Route to Scalable Quantum Computations”
Physics Letters 377 (2013) 1937-1942

Kissos, I., Levit, M., Feuer, A. and Blank, A., “Statistical Reconstruction Algorithms for Continuous Wave Electron Spin Resonance Imaging”
Journal of Magnetic Resonance 231 (2013) 100-116
This paper was featured on the cover of the journal


Blank, A., “Masers made easy, invited News & Views”
Nature 488 (2012) 285

Bachar, G., Suchoi1, O., Shtempluck, O., Blank, A., and Buks, E., “Nonlinear induction detection of electron spin resonance”
Applied Physics Letters 101 (2012) 022602

Raitsimring, A., Astashkin, A., Enemark, J. H., Blank, A., Twig, Y., Song, Y., Meade, T. J., “Dielectric Resonator for K a-Band Pulsed EPR Measurements at Cryogenic Temperatures: Probehead Construction and Applications”
Applied Magnetic Resonance, 42 (2012), 441-452.

Twig Y., Dikarov E., and Blank A., “Cryogenic electron spin resonance microimaging probe”
Journal of Magnetic Resonance, 218 (2012) 22-29.

Shtirberg, L., Shklyar, M., and Blank, A., “ESR spectroscopy employing YIG-Tuned Oscillator in conjunction with low-quality factor resonators”
ISBN: 978-966-335-370-8. IEEE Catalog Number: CFP12788.

Katz, I., Shtirberg, L., Shakour, G. and Blank, A., “Earth field NMR with chemical shift spectral resolution: Theory and proof of concept,”
Journal of Magnetic Resonance, 219 (2012) 13-24.


Warwar, N., Mor, A., Fluhr, R., Pandian, R., Kuppusamy, P., and Blank, A., “Detection and Imaging of Superoxide in Roots by Electron Spin Resonance Spin Probe Method”
Biophysical Journal 101 (2011) 1529-1538

Twig, Y., Suhovoy, E., Hutchison, W. D., and Blank, A., “Note: High Sensitivity Pulsed Electron Spin Resonance Spectroscopy with Induction Detection”
Review of Scientific Instruments, 82 (2011) 076105.
This paper was also selected for the August 2011 issue of Virtual Journal of Quantum Information

Shtirberg, L. and Blank, A., “Short, Powerful, and Agile Current Drivers for Magnetic Resonance,”
Concepts in Magnetic Resonance Part B: Magnetic Resonance Engineering,39B (2011) 119-127

Shtirberg, L., Twig, Y., Dikarov, E., Halevy, R., Levit, M. and Blank, A, “High-Sensitivity Q-Band Electron Spin Resonance Imaging System with Sub-Micron Resolution”
Review of Scientific Instruments, 82 (2011) 043708
This paper was also selected for the May 1, 2011 issue of Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research.


Twig, Y., Suhovoy, E., and Blank, A, “Sensitive Surface Loop-Gap Microresonators for Electron Spin Resonance,”
Review of Scientific Instruments 81 (2010) 104703

Halevy R., Shtirberg L., Shklyar M. ,Blank A., “Electron Spin Resonance Micro-imaging of Live Species for Oxygen Mapping”

Halevy, R., Tormyshev, V., and Blank, A., “Micro-imaging of Oxygen Concentration near Live Photosynthetic Cells by Electron Spin Resonance,”
Biophysical Journal 99(2010) 971-978

Meenakshisundaram, G., Eteshola, E. Blank, A., Lee, S. C., Kuppusamy, P, “A molecular paramagnetic spin-doped biopolymeric oxygen sensor,”
Biosensors and bioelectronics 25 (2010) 2283-9

Suhovoy, E., Mishra, V., Shklyar, M., Shtirberg, L., and Blank, A., “Direct Micro-Imaging of Point Defects in Bulk SiO2, Applied to Vacancy Diffusion and Clustering,”
European Physics Letters – 90 (2010) 26009.

Talmon, Y., Shtirberg, L., Harneit, W., Rogozhnikova, O. U., Tormyshev, V., and Blank, A, “Molecular Diffusion in Porous Media by PGSE ESR”,
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 12 (2010) 5998 – 6007.

Blank, A., Halevy, R., Shklyar, M., Shtirberg, L. and Kuppusamy, P., “ESR Micro-Imaging of LiNc-BuO Crystals in PDMS: Spatial and Spectral Grain Distribution”
Journal of Magnetic Resonance, 203 (2010) 150-155


Blank A, Ish-Shalom S, Shtirberg L and Zur Y., “Ex situ endorectal MRI probe for prostate imaging.”
Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 62 (2009) 1585-1596.

Blank, A., Suhovoy, E., Halevy, R., Shtirberg, L. and Harneit, W., “ESR imaging in solid phase down to sub-micron resolution: methodology and applications”
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics ,11, (2009) 6689-6699


Blank, A., Talmon, Y., Shklyar, M, Shtirberg, L. and Harneit, W., “Direct Measurement of Diffusion in Liquid Phase by Electron Spin Resonance”
Chemical Physics Letters. 465 (2008) 147-152

Suhovoy E., and Blank A., “High Resolution ESR Imaging of N@C60 Radicals on Surface”
Israel Journal of Chemistry. 48 (2008) 45-51


Halevy R., Talmon Y., Blank A., “Photolithograpic Production of Glass Sample Holders for Im-proved Sensitivity and Resolution in ESR Microscopy,”
Appl . Magnetic Resonance, 31 (2007), 589-596


Blank A., and Freed J. H,, “ESR Microscopy and Nanoscopy with Induction detection,”
Isr. J. Chem., 46 (2006) 5430-5432

Blank A, Freed J. H., Naraharisetti P. K., Wang C. H., “Electron Spin Resonance Microscopy Applied to the Study of Controlled Drug Release,”
Journal Control. Release, 111 (2006) 174-184.


Blank A., and Levanon H., “Triplet Line Shape Simulation in Continuous Wave Electron Paramagnetic Wave Experiments,”
Concepts in Magnetic Resonance 25A (2005) 18-39.

Schneiderman J., Wilensky R. L., Weiss A., Samouha E., Muchnik L., Chen- Zion M., Ilovitch M., Golan E., Blank A., Flugelman M., Rozenman Y., and Virmani R., “Diagnosis of Thin Fibrous Cap Atheromas by a Self-contained Intravascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging Probe in Ex-vivo Human Aortas and In-situ Coronary Arteries,”
Journal of The American College of Cardiology 45 (2005) 1961-1969.

Blank A., Alexandrowicz G., Muchnik L., Tidhar G., Schneiderman J., Virmani R., and Golan E., “Miniature Self-Contained Intravascular Magnetic Resonance (IVMI) Probe for Clinical Applications,”
Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 54 (2005) 105-112.


Blank A., Dunnam C. R., Borbat P. P., and Freed J. H, “Pulsed Three-Dimensional Electron Spin Resonance Microscopy,”
Applied Physics Letters, 85 (2004) 5430-5432.

Blank A., Dunnam C.R., Borbat P. P., and Freed J. H., “A 3D Electron Spin Resonance Microscope,”
Review of Scientific Instruments, 75 (2004) 3050-3061


Blank A., Dunnam C.R., Borbat P. P., and Freed J. H., “High Resolution Electron Spin Resonance Microscopy,”
Journal of Magnetic Resonance, 165 (2003) 116-127.
This paper was featured on the cover of the journal

Blank A, Stavitski E, Levanon H, and Gubaydullin F., “Transparent miniature dielectric resonator for electron paramagnetic resonance experiments,”
Review of Scientific Instruments, 74 (2003) 2853-2859.

Yamauchi S, Takahashi A, Iwasaki Y, Unno M, Ohba Y, Higuchi J, Blank A, and Levanon H., “The lowest photoexcited triplet state of subphthalocyanine in solid and fluid environments. Time-resolved electron paramagnetic resonance studies”
Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 107 (2003) 1478-1485.


Blank A. and Levanon H., “Optimal Magnetization in Liquids Produced by Triplet-Doublet Interaction”
Molecular Physics 100 (2002) 1477-1488.

Blank A., and Levanon H., “Filling Factor in a Pulsed electron Paramagnetic Resonance Experiment”
Spectrochimica Acta A, 58 (2002) 1329-1335.

Blank A., and Levanon H., “Toward maser action at room temperature by triplet-radical interaction and its application to microwave technology”
RIKEN review, 44 (2002) 128-130.


Blank A., and Levanon H.,, Applications of Photoinduced Electron Spin Polarization at Room Temperature to Microwave Technology,”
Applied Physics Letters, 79 (2001) 1694-1696.

Blank A., and Levanon H.,,“The Interaction between Polarized Triplets and Stable Radicals in Liquid Solutions”
Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 105 (2001) 4799-4807

Blank A., Galili T., and Levanon, H., “Triplet Porphyrins as Donors in Intramolecular Electron Transfer and their Intermolecular Interaction with Free Radicals”
Journal of porphyrins and phthalocyanines, 5 (2001) 58-66.


Blank A., and Solomon S., “Power laws in cities population, financial markets and internet sites (scaling in systems with a variable number of components)”
Physica A 287 (2000) 279-288

Blank A., and Levanon H., “Triplet Radical Interaction. Direct Measurement of Triplet Polarization Transfer by Fourier-Transform Electron Paramagnetic Resonance”
Journal of Physical Chemistry A 104 (2000) 794-800

Blank A., and Levanon H., “Filling Factor of a Paramagnetic Sample in a Rectangular Cavity. Theory and Application”
Spectrochimica Acta A, 56 (2000) 363-371.


Blank A., Kastner R., and Levanon H., “Exploring New Active Materials for Low-Noise Room Temperature Microwave Amplifiers and Other Devices,”
IEEE Transaction on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 46 (1998) 2137-2144.


Blank A., Katz I., “Method and Device for Ex-situ Magnetic Resonance Analysis”
US patent 8,461,836, June. 2013

Blank A., Shtirberg L., “Probe and system for electron spin resonance imaging”
US patent 8,067,937, Nov. 2011

Blank, R. Dunnam, Peter P. Borbat, H. Freed, “Electron Spin Resonace Microscope For Imaging With Micron Resolution”
US patent 7,403,008 B2 , Jul.2008

Blank, G. Alexandrowicz, and E. Golan, “Magnetic Resonance Imaging Device”
US patent 6,704,594, Mar. 2004

Levanon H., Blank A, “Microwave devices based on chemically induced dynamic electron spin polarization”
US patent 6,515,539 Feb. 2003

Golan E., Blank A., Alexandrowicz G, “Magnetic Resonance imaging device for operation in external static magnetic fields”
US patent 6,377,048 Apr. 2002