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"Toward Molecule-Scale Imaging and Magnetic Sensing with Diamond"

Dr. Philip Hemmer
Electrical & Computer Engineering Department
Texas A&M University


Recently nanoscale magnetometers based on nitrogen vacancy (NV) color centers in diamond have been proposed for a variety of applications ranging from imaging of single proteins in living cells, to room temperature quantum computers, to sub-wavelength optical lithography.

I will review current state-of-the-art of NV diamond magnetometry as well as the basic physics of the NV, and the thought process that led to the choice of the NV over the competition. I will also discuss the current problems and possible solutions as well as some alternate systems.

Tuesday April 2, 2013
IQSE 578, 12:30 noon
Mitchell Physics Building

Institute for Quantum Science and Engineering
Texas A&M University