Dmitry Budker, University of California
"Atomic physics" of nitrogen-vacancy ensembles in diamond
Argonne Physics Division Colloquium - 1 June 2012
11:00 AM, Building 203 auditorium

Color centers in diamond consisting of a bound state of a substitutional nitrogen and a carbon vacancy are at the center of a small revolution in quantum sensing. They allow magnetometry with an unprecedented combination of sensitivity and spatial resolution. For example, a single center can be used to detect a single nuclear spin. I will discuss the basic physics of the centers that is akin to atomic physics, but with a lot of condensed-matter flavor.

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