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Electric field imaging of single molecular charges by a quantum sensor

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 Coordinator Country Germany [DE]
 Total cost 2˙422˙543 €
 EC max contribution 2˙422˙543 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2016-ADG
 Funding Scheme ERC-ADG
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-08-01   to  2022-07-31


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 Project objective

Precision measurements are a key application of quantum technology. They have brought record precision in time measurement or outstanding sensitivity in measuring a whole wealth of quantities. Bringing such measurements to the nanoscale is new. If those quantum sensor function under a variety of environments, including ambient or physiological condition they promise unprecedented application.

SMel aims to exploit the outstanding nanoscale quantum sensing capabilities of spin defects to achieve highly sensitive charge detection down to single elementary charges under ambient conditions. On top of that the project aims to detect and image molecular polarizability with sub-molecular resolution. This will allow to use spin defects as quantum sensors to measure resonant infrared excitation with sub-molecular resolution. It is the visionary aim of SMel to refine these methods to such an extent, that charge transfer inside a single biomolecular photosynthetic reaction centre can be detected and imaged.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Yu-Chen Chen, Patrick S. Salter, Matthias Niethammer, Matthias Widmann, Florian Kaiser, Roland Nagy, Naoya Morioka, Charles Babin, Jürgen Erlekampf, Patrick Berwian, Martin J. Booth, Jörg Wrachtrup
Laser Writing of Scalable Single Color Centers in Silicon Carbide
published pages: 2377-2383, ISSN: 1530-6984, DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.8b05070
Nano Letters 19/4 2020-04-01
2018 Hüseyin Vural, Simone L. Portalupi, Julian Maisch, Simon Kern, Jonas H. Weber, Michael Jetter, Jörg Wrachtrup, Robert Löw, Ilja Gerhardt, Peter Michler
Two-photon interference in an atom–quantum dot hybrid system
published pages: 367, ISSN: 2334-2536, DOI: 10.1364/optica.5.000367
Optica 5/4 2020-04-01
2018 Ning Wang, Gang-Qin Liu, Weng-Hang Leong, Hualing Zeng, Xi Feng, Si-Hong Li, Florian Dolde, Helmut Fedder, Jörg Wrachtrup, Xiao-Dong Cui, Sen Yang, Quan Li, Ren-Bao Liu
Magnetic Criticality Enhanced Hybrid Nanodiamond Thermometer under Ambient Conditions
published pages: , ISSN: 2160-3308, DOI: 10.1103/physrevx.8.011042
Physical Review X 8/1 2020-04-01
2019 Christian Laube, Thomas Oeckinghaus, Jan Lehnert, Jan Griebel, Wolfgang Knolle, Andrej Denisenko, Axel Kahnt, Jan Meijer, Jörg Wrachtrup, Bernd Abel
Controlling the fluorescence properties of nitrogen vacancy centers in nanodiamonds
published pages: 1770-1783, ISSN: 2040-3364, DOI: 10.1039/c8nr07828a
Nanoscale 11/4 2020-04-01
2019 M. S. J. Barson, P. Reddy, S. Yang, N. B. Manson, J. Wrachtrup, M. W. Doherty
Temperature dependence of the C 13 hyperfine structure of the negatively charged nitrogen-vacancy center in diamond
published pages: , ISSN: 2469-9950, DOI: 10.1103/physrevb.99.094101
Physical Review B 99/9 2020-04-01
2019 Jens Hertkorn, Jörg Wrachtrup, Maria Fyta
Vacancy defect centers in diamond: influence of surface termination
published pages: 1591-1601, ISSN: 1951-6355, DOI: 10.1140/epjst/e2019-800190-2
The European Physical Journal Special Topics 227/14 2020-04-01
2019 Karin Groot-Berning, Thomas Kornher, Georg Jacob, Felix Stopp, Samuel T. Dawkins, Roman Kolesov, Jörg Wrachtrup, Kilian Singer, Ferdinand Schmidt-Kaler
Deterministic Single-Ion Implantation of Rare-Earth Ions for Nanometer-Resolution Color-Center Generation
published pages: , ISSN: 0031-9007, DOI: 10.1103/physrevlett.123.106802
Physical Review Letters 123/10 2020-04-01
2019 Julia Michl, Jakob Steiner, Andrej Denisenko, André Bülau, André Zimmermann, Kazuo Nakamura, Hitoshi Sumiya, Shinobu Onoda, Philipp Neumann, Junichi Isoya, Jörg Wrachtrup
Robust and Accurate Electric Field Sensing with Solid State Spin Ensembles
published pages: 4904-4910, ISSN: 1530-6984, DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.9b00900
Nano Letters 19/8 2020-04-01
2019 Xing Chen, Johannes N. Greiner, Jörg Wrachtrup, Ilja Gerhardt
Single Photon Randomness based on a Defect Center in Diamond
published pages: , ISSN: 2045-2322, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-54594-0
Scientific Reports 9/1 2020-04-01
2019 Roland Nagy, Matthias Niethammer, Matthias Widmann, Yu-Chen Chen, Péter Udvarhelyi, Cristian Bonato, Jawad Ul Hassan, Robin Karhu, Ivan G. Ivanov, Nguyen Tien Son, Jeronimo R. Maze, Takeshi Ohshima, Öney O. Soykal, Ádám Gali, Sang-Yun Lee, Florian Kaiser, Jörg Wrachtrup
High-fidelity spin and optical control of single silicon-vacancy centres in silicon carbide
published pages: , ISSN: 2041-1723, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-09873-9
Nature Communications 10/1 2020-04-01
2019 D. D. Bhaktavatsala Rao, Sen Yang, Stefan Jesenski, Emre Tekin, Florian Kaiser, Jörg Wrachtrup
Observation of nonclassical measurement statistics induced by a coherent spin environment
published pages: , ISSN: 2469-9926, DOI: 10.1103/physreva.100.022307
Physical Review A 100/2 2020-04-01
2018 Matthias Widmann, Simone Luca Portalupi, Peter Michler, Jorg Wrachtrup, Ilja Gerhardt
Faraday Filtering on the Cs-D 1 -Line for Quantum Hybrid Systems
published pages: 2083-2086, ISSN: 1041-1135, DOI: 10.1109/lpt.2018.2871770
IEEE Photonics Technology Letters 30/24 2020-04-01
2018 Matthias Widmann, Matthias Niethammer, Takahiro Makino, Torsten Rendler, Stefan Lasse, Takeshi Ohshima, Jawad Ul Hassan, Nguyen Tien Son, Sang-Yun Lee, Jörg Wrachtrup
Bright single photon sources in lateral silicon carbide light emitting diodes
published pages: 231103, ISSN: 0003-6951, DOI: 10.1063/1.5032291
Applied Physics Letters 112/23 2020-04-01
2019 Thomas Oeckinghaus, S. Ali Momenzadeh, Philipp Scheiger, Tetyana Shalomayeva, Amit Finkler, Durga Dasari, Rainer Stöhr, Jörg Wrachtrup
Spin–Phonon Interfaces in Coupled Nanomechanical Cantilevers
published pages: 463-469, ISSN: 1530-6984, DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.9b04198
Nano Letters 20/1 2020-04-01
2019 Matthias Widmann, Matthias Niethammer, Dmitry Yu. Fedyanin, Igor A. Khramtsov, Torsten Rendler, Ian D. Booker, Jawad Ul Hassan, Naoya Morioka, Yu-Chen Chen, Ivan G. Ivanov, Nguyen Tien Son, Takeshi Ohshima, Michel Bockstedte, Adam Gali, Cristian Bonato, Sang-Yun Lee, Jörg Wrachtrup
Electrical Charge State Manipulation of Single Silicon Vacancies in a Silicon Carbide Quantum Optoelectronic Device
published pages: 7173-7180, ISSN: 1530-6984, DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.9b02774
Nano Letters 19/10 2020-04-01
2019 Matthias Pfender, Ping Wang, Hitoshi Sumiya, Shinobu Onoda, Wen Yang, Durga Bhaktavatsala Rao Dasari, Philipp Neumann, Xin-Yu Pan, Junichi Isoya, Ren-Bao Liu, Jörg Wrachtrup
High-resolution spectroscopy of single nuclear spins via sequential weak measurements
published pages: , ISSN: 2041-1723, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-08544-z
Nature Communications 10/1 2020-04-01
2019 Huijie Zheng, Jingyan Xu, Geoffrey Z. Iwata, Till Lenz, Julia Michl, Boris Yavkin, Kazuo Nakamura, Hitoshi Sumiya, Takeshi Ohshima, Junichi Isoya, Jörg Wrachtrup, Arne Wickenbrock, Dmitry Budker
Zero-Field Magnetometry Based on Nitrogen-Vacancy Ensembles in Diamond
published pages: , ISSN: 2331-7019, DOI: 10.1103/physrevapplied.11.064068
Physical Review Applied 11/6 2020-04-01
2019 F. Ziem, M. Garsi, H. Fedder, J. Wrachtrup
Quantitative nanoscale MRI with a wide field of view
published pages: , ISSN: 2045-2322, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-47084-w
Scientific Reports 9/1 2020-04-01
2019 Ping Wang, Chong Chen, Xinhua Peng, Jörg Wrachtrup, Ren-Bao Liu
Characterization of Arbitrary-Order Correlations in Quantum Baths by Weak Measurement
published pages: , ISSN: 0031-9007, DOI: 10.1103/physrevlett.123.050603
Physical Review Letters 123/5 2020-04-01
2017 Matthias Pfender, Nabeel Aslam, Hitoshi Sumiya, Shinobu Onoda, Philipp Neumann, Junichi Isoya, Carlos A. Meriles, Jörg Wrachtrup
Nonvolatile nuclear spin memory enables sensor-unlimited nanoscale spectroscopy of small spin clusters
published pages: , ISSN: 2041-1723, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-00964-z
Nature Communications 8/1 2020-04-01
2017 Tobias Steinle, Johannes N. Greiner, Jörg Wrachtrup, Harald Giessen, Ilja Gerhardt
Unbiased All-Optical Random-Number Generator
published pages: , ISSN: 2160-3308, DOI: 10.1103/physrevx.7.041050
Physical Review X 7/4 2020-04-01
2017 Moritz Striebel, JÓ§rg Wrachtrup, Ilja Gerhardt
Absorption and Extinction Cross Sections and Photon Streamlines in the Optical Near-field
published pages: , ISSN: 2045-2322, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-15528-w
Scientific Reports 7/1 2020-04-01
2018 Mete Atatüre, Dirk Englund, Nick Vamivakas, Sang-Yun Lee, Joerg Wrachtrup
Material platforms for spin-based photonic quantum technologies
published pages: 38-51, ISSN: 2058-8437, DOI: 10.1038/s41578-018-0008-9
Nature Reviews Materials 3/5 2020-04-01
2018 David D. Awschalom, Ronald Hanson, Jörg Wrachtrup, Brian B. Zhou
Quantum technologies with optically interfaced solid-state spins
published pages: 516-527, ISSN: 1749-4885, DOI: 10.1038/s41566-018-0232-2
Nature Photonics 12/9 2020-04-01
2018 S. Bodenstedt, I. Jakobi, J. Michl, I. Gerhardt, P. Neumann, J. Wrachtrup
Nanoscale Spin Manipulation with Pulsed Magnetic Gradient Fields from a Hard Disc Drive Writer
published pages: 5389-5395, ISSN: 1530-6984, DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.8b01387
Nano Letters 18/9 2020-04-01
2018 Roland Nagy, Matthias Widmann, Matthias Niethammer, Durga B. R. Dasari, Ilja Gerhardt, Öney O. Soykal, Marina Radulaski, Takeshi Ohshima, Jelena Vučković, Nguyen Tien Son, Ivan G. Ivanov, Sophia E. Economou, Cristian Bonato, Sang-Yun Lee, Jörg Wrachtrup
Quantum Properties of Dichroic Silicon Vacancies in Silicon Carbide
published pages: , ISSN: 2331-7019, DOI: 10.1103/physrevapplied.9.034022
Physical Review Applied 9/3 2020-04-01
2017 Nathan Chejanovsky, Youngwook Kim, Andrea Zappe, Benjamin Stuhlhofer, Takashi Taniguchi, Kenji Watanabe, Durga Dasari, Amit Finkler, Jurgen H. Smet, Jörg Wrachtrup
Quantum Light in Curved Low Dimensional Hexagonal Boron Nitride Systems
published pages: , ISSN: 2045-2322, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-15398-2
Scientific Reports 7/1 2020-04-01
2018 Meghana Raghunandan, Jörg Wrachtrup, Hendrik Weimer
High-Density Quantum Sensing with Dissipative First Order Transitions
published pages: , ISSN: 0031-9007, DOI: 10.1103/physrevlett.120.150501
Physical Review Letters 120/15 2020-04-01
2018 Daniela Pagliero, K. R. Koteswara Rao, Pablo R. Zangara, Siddharth Dhomkar, Henry H. Wong, Andrea Abril, Nabeel Aslam, Anna Parker, Jonathan King, Claudia E. Avalos, Ashok Ajoy, Joerg Wrachtrup, Alexander Pines, Carlos A. Meriles
Multispin-assisted optical pumping of bulk C 13 nuclear spin polarization in diamond
published pages: , ISSN: 2469-9950, DOI: 10.1103/physrevb.97.024422
Physical Review B 97/2 2020-04-01
2018 F. Shagieva, S. Zaiser, P. Neumann, D. B. R. Dasari, R. Stöhr, A. Denisenko, R. Reuter, C. A. Meriles, J. Wrachtrup
Microwave-Assisted Cross-Polarization of Nuclear Spin Ensembles from Optically Pumped Nitrogen-Vacancy Centers in Diamond
published pages: 3731-3737, ISSN: 1530-6984, DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.8b00925
Nano Letters 18/6 2020-04-01
2018 Jan Vavra, Ivan Rehor, Torsten Rendler, Mona Jani, Jan Bednar, Michael M. Baksh, Andrea Zappe, Joerg Wrachtrup, Petr Cigler
Supported Lipid Bilayers on Fluorescent Nanodiamonds: A Structurally Defined and Versatile Coating for Bioapplications
published pages: 1803406, ISSN: 1616-301X, DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201803406
Advanced Functional Materials 28/45 2020-04-01
2017 Bernd Docters, Jörg Wrachtrup, Ilja Gerhardt
Two Step Excitation in Hot Atomic Sodium Vapor
published pages: , ISSN: 2045-2322, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-12089-w
Scientific Reports 7/1 2020-04-01
2019 Mohammad Rezai, Jörg Wrachtrup, Ilja Gerhardt
Detuning dependent Rabi oscillations of a single molecule
published pages: 45005, ISSN: 1367-2630, DOI: 10.1088/1367-2630/ab130e
New Journal of Physics 21/4 2020-04-01
2019 Péter Udvarhelyi, Roland Nagy, Florian Kaiser, Sang-Yun Lee, Jörg Wrachtrup, Adam Gali
Spectrally Stable Defect Qubits with no Inversion Symmetry for Robust Spin-To-Photon Interface
published pages: , ISSN: 2331-7019, DOI: 10.1103/physrevapplied.11.044022
Physical Review Applied 11/4 2020-04-01
2017 Nabeel Aslam, Matthias Pfender, Philipp Neumann, Rolf Reuter, Andrea Zappe, Felipe Fávaro de Oliveira, Andrej Denisenko, Hitoshi Sumiya, Shinobu Onoda, Junichi Isoya, Jörg Wrachtrup
Nanoscale nuclear magnetic resonance with chemical resolution
published pages: 67-71, ISSN: 0036-8075, DOI: 10.1126/science.aam8697
Science 357/6346 2020-04-01
2017 Ilja Gerhardt, Bernhard Grotz, Petr Siyushev, Jörg Wrachtrup
Coherent interaction of single molecules and plasmonic nanowires
published pages: 1740004, ISSN: 0217-9792, DOI: 10.1142/s0217979217400045
International Journal of Modern Physics B 31/24 2020-04-01
2017 Matthias Pfender, Nabeel Aslam, Patrick Simon, Denis Antonov, Gergő Thiering, Sina Burk, Felipe Fávaro de Oliveira, Andrej Denisenko, Helmut Fedder, Jan Meijer, Jose A. Garrido, Adam Gali, Tokuyuki Teraji, Junichi Isoya, Marcus William Doherty, Audrius Alkauskas, Alejandro Gallo, Andreas Grüneis, Philipp Neumann, Jörg Wrachtrup
Protecting a Diamond Quantum Memory by Charge State Control
published pages: 5931-5937, ISSN: 1530-6984, DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b01796
Nano Letters 17/10 2020-04-01
2017 Lukas Schlipf, Thomas Oeckinghaus, Kebiao Xu, Durga Bhaktavatsala Rao Dasari, Andrea Zappe, Felipe Fávaro de Oliveira, Bastian Kern, Mykhailo Azarkh, Malte Drescher, Markus Ternes, Klaus Kern, Jörg Wrachtrup, Amit Finkler
A molecular quantum spin network controlled by a single qubit
published pages: e1701116, ISSN: 2375-2548, DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1701116
Science Advances 3/8 2020-04-01
2018 R. Kolesov, S. Lasse, C. Rothfuchs, A. D. Wieck, K. Xia, T. Kornher, J. Wrachtrup
Superresolution Microscopy of Single Rare-Earth Emitters in YAG and H 3 Centers in Diamond
published pages: , ISSN: 0031-9007, DOI: 10.1103/physrevlett.120.033903
Physical Review Letters 120/3 2020-04-01
2018 Philipp Konzelmann, Torsten Rendler, Ville Bergholm, Andrea Zappe, Veronika Pfannenstill, Marwa Garsi, Florestan Ziem, Matthias Niethammer, Matthias Widmann, Sang-Yun Lee, Philipp Neumann, Jörg Wrachtrup
Robust and efficient quantum optimal control of spin probes in a complex (biological) environment. Towards sensing of fast temperature fluctuations
published pages: 123013, ISSN: 1367-2630, DOI: 10.1088/1367-2630/aaf315
New Journal of Physics 20/12 2020-04-01
2018 Mohammad Rezai, Jörg Wrachtrup, Ilja Gerhardt
Coherence Properties of Molecular Single Photons for Quantum Networks
published pages: , ISSN: 2160-3308, DOI: 10.1103/physrevx.8.031026
Physical Review X 8/3 2020-04-01

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