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The NV center in diamond: a versatile quantum technology.
February 8, 20194:00 pm – 5:00 pm (CDT)

The NV center in diamond: a versatile quantum technology.


Ania Bleszynski Jayich (University of California, Santa Barbara)


Ar. Abanov



Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics & Astronomy

College Station, Texas 77843

Event Details

The nitrogen vacancy (NV) center in diamond is an atomic-scale defect that exhibits remarkably coherent quantum properties in a uniquely accessible way: over a wide range of temperatures (1K-300K) and in ambient and high vacuum conditions. By incorporating the NV center into a scanning probe microscope geometry, we have demonstrated a powerful tool for imaging nanoscale magnetism in condensed matter systems [1]. Here I discuss two novel functionalities of the NV center afforded by its unique nature as a quantum sensor. I present NV-based conductivity imaging on the nanoscale in a quantitative and noninvasive way [2]. We also extend recently developed NV sensing techniques to simultaneously probe both the nanoscale structure and fluctuation dynamics of skyrmions in a thin-film system.

[1] M. Pelliccione et al, Nature Nanotehcnology 11, 700 (2016)
[2] Ariyaratne et al, Nature Communications 9, 2406 (2018)

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