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Nanotube Mechanical Resonator, Spin, and Superfluidity

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Project "NaTuRe" data sheet

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Organization address
city: Castelldefels
postcode: 8860

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 Coordinator Country Spain [ES]
 Total cost 2˙503˙459 €
 EC max contribution 2˙503˙459 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2015-AdG
 Funding Scheme ERC-ADG
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-01-01   to  2021-12-31


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE CIENCIES FOTONIQUES ES (Castelldefels) coordinator 2˙503˙459.00


 Project objective

Mechanical resonators based on carbon nanotubes are truly exceptional sensors of mass and force. In the last years, my group revealed these outstanding figures of merit of nanotube resonators. Here, the project NaTuRe will take advantage of these sensing capabilities to study physical phenomena in fascinating regimes that have not been explored thus far. Specifically, I will address three directions with major scientific interests: 1- I propose to perform electron spin resonance (ESR) measurements on single molecules using nanotube resonators. The goal is to see whether nature can provide molecular electronic spins endowed with long dephasing time. For this, we will measure molecular spins in a regime where the magnetic noise of the environment is reduced to an unprecedented level. In case of success, this work could open avenues in quantum science by allowing experiments not possible with the electronic spins of nitrogen-vacancy centres in diamond. 2- My team will carry out nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) measurements on single nuclear spins. We will also perform magnetic-resonance force microscopy in order to image these individual nuclear spins. Achieving the objectives proposed here will be an unprecedented success in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). 3- NaTuRe proposes a completely new experimental approach to investigate superfluidity. We will use a nanotube mechanical resonator to probe the superfluidity properties of helium-4 layers adsorbed onto the suspended nanotube. Our experimental approach will allow us to study various quantum phenomena in superfluidity of considerable interest and from a radically new perspective. NaTuRe is a highly-interdisciplinary project with possible implications in quantum science, opto-mechanics, nano-science, structural biology, and low-temperature physics.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2020 C. Urgell, W. Yang, S. L. De Bonis, C. Samanta, M. J. Esplandiu, Q. Dong, Y. Jin, A. Bachtold
Cooling and self-oscillation in a nanotube electromechanical resonator
published pages: 32-37, ISSN: 1745-2473, DOI: 10.1038/s41567-019-0682-6
Nature Physics 16/1 2020-01-30
2019 Adrien Noury, Jorge Vergara-Cruz, Pascal Morfin, Bernard Plaçais, Maria C. Gordillo, Jordi Boronat, Sébastien Balibar, Adrian Bachtold
Layering Transition in Superfluid Helium Adsorbed on a Carbon Nanotube Mechanical Resonator
published pages: , ISSN: 0031-9007, DOI: 10.1103/physrevlett.122.165301
Physical Review Letters 122/16 2019-09-02
2019 Nicolas Morell, Slaven Tepsic, Antoine Reserbat-Plantey, Andrea Cepellotti, Marco Manca, Itai Epstein, Andreas Isacsson, Xavier Marie, Francesco Mauri, Adrian Bachtold
Optomechanical Measurement of Thermal Transport in Two-Dimensional MoSe 2 Lattices
published pages: 3143-3150, ISSN: 1530-6984, DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.9b00560
Nano Letters 19/5 2019-09-02
2018 Jil Schwender, Ioannis Tsioutsios, Alexandros Tavernarakis, Quan Dong, Yong Jin, Urs Staufer, Adrian Bachtold
Improving the read-out of the resonance frequency of nanotube mechanical resonators
published pages: 63104, ISSN: 0003-6951, DOI: 10.1063/1.5045309
Applied Physics Letters 113/6 2019-09-02
2018 Jonathan C. Noé, Manuel Nutz, Jonathan Reschauer, Nicolas Morell, Ioannis Tsioutsios, Antoine Reserbat-Plantey, Kenji Watanabe, Takashi Taniguchi, Adrian Bachtold, Alexander Högele
Environmental Electrometry with Luminescent Carbon Nanotubes
published pages: 4136-4140, ISSN: 1530-6984, DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.8b00871
Nano Letters 18/7 2019-07-22
2018 S. L. de Bonis, C. Urgell, W. Yang, C. Samanta, A. Noury, J. Vergara-Cruz, Q. Dong, Y. Jin, A. Bachtold
Ultrasensitive Displacement Noise Measurement of Carbon Nanotube Mechanical Resonators
published pages: 5324-5328, ISSN: 1530-6984, DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.8b02437
Nano Letters 18/8 2019-09-02
2017 M. Will, M. Hamer, M. Müller, A. Noury, P. Weber, A. Bachtold, R. V. Gorbachev, C. Stampfer, J. Güttinger
High Quality Factor Graphene-Based Two-Dimensional Heterostructure Mechanical Resonator
published pages: 5950-5955, ISSN: 1530-6984, DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b01845
Nano Letters 17/10 2019-06-13
2018 A. Tavernarakis, A. Stavrinadis, A. Nowak, I. Tsioutsios, A. Bachtold, P. Verlot
Optomechanics with a hybrid carbon nanotube resonator
published pages: , ISSN: 2041-1723, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-03097-z
Nature Communications 9/1 2019-06-13

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