Professorship of Quantum Sensing

The Focus Group around Rudolf Mößbauer Tenure Track Professor Dominik Bucher is interested in the application of quantum sensors in chemistry. For this purpose, we use color centers in diamond, which have been shown to be outstanding atomic-scale sensors for magnetic fields. With these spin defects in diamond – more precisely nitrogen-vacancy (NV) centers – nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) signals from a few cubic nanometer sample volumes or even single molecules can be detected, unreachable with conventional sensors. The applications of our new technology range from single-cell analysis in microfluidics to the characterization of surfaces and novel materials in the field of e-conversion.