LKB - Polarised Helium, Quantum Fluids and Solids

Pierre-Jean NACHER

Pierre-Jean NACHER


ORCID: 0000-0001-7642-2064

Polarised helium – Quantum fluids

Emeritus research director at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)

Ecole Normale Supérieure, 1975
Thèse de 3ème cycle, Paris 1979
Agrégation de Mathématiques, 1979
Thèse d’état, Paris 1985

1988: Prix Hughes, Académie des Sciences (French Academy of Science)
2005: IBA−Europhysics prize, awarded by the Nuclear Physics Division of the European Physical Society (shared with Pr. Werner Heil)

1986 – present: CNRS, Délégation Paris B, Paris, France
1980-1986: Teaching assistant (Agrégé-Préparateur) at the École Normale Supérieure, Paris

List of publications

Research interests
  • NMR instabilities and non linear dynamics in polarised liquids
  • In-vivo lung MRI
  • Optical pumping of helium-3 in non-standard conditions
  • NMR and MRI of helium-3 at low magnetic field
  • Nuclear relaxation and wetting propoerties of helium on weak binding substrates
  • Highly polarised helium-3 at low temperature (in gas and liquid phases)