Nov 27, 2018 3:45 pm - Nielsen Hall 170 - Colloquium
Ronald Walsworth - Harvard, SAO
Quantum diamond sensors and their diverse applications

In recent years, optically probed nitrogen–vacancy (NV) quantum defects in diamond have become a leading modality for magnetic, electrical, and temperature sensing at short length scales (nanometers to millimeters) under ambient conditions.  This technology has wide-ranging application across the physical and life sciences -- from NMR spectroscopy at the scale of individual cells to improved biomedical diagnostics to understanding the formation of the solar system to the search for dark matter.  I will provide an overview of quantum diamond sensors and their diverse applications.