Quantum Sensing & Control

The spectroscopic properties of the nitrogen- and silicon-vacancy centers in diamond are exquisitely sensitive to the local magnetic, electric, and temperature environment. We have used these unique properties of diamond color centers to detect and control individual nuclear and electron spins on the diamond surface and perform detailed interrogations of chemical, biological, and condensed matter systems. These new quantum sensors/actuators open the door for NMR and MRI investigations of individual molecules and provide a new way to study the physical, chemical, and biological systems with unprecedented sensitivity and spatial resolution.