Emmy Noether Research Group on Quantum Sensing

Research in our group focuses on quantum sensors and their applications, with a particular focus on applications in the life sciences. 


As one of our foremost goals we aim to demonstrate nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy on single biomolecules. This ambitious vision has recently become a realistic prospect by the use of color centers in diamond as nanoscale NMR detectors. These atomic-size crystal defects can serve as a quantum sensor for magnetic fields. Meanwhile, we routinely employ them to detect the nuclear magnetization of a sample volume as small as few nanometers, comparable in size to a single biomolecule.

More information can be found on our research page


Recent News 


2017 / 05 / 05 - Wi-Fi holography article appears in Phys. Rev. Lett.

We have recorded holograms of building interiors, illuminated by the stray radiation of Wi-Fi routers. Our work appears in Phys. Rev. Lett. this week and is covered by Science, APS Physics and international media. You can read it here, it is open access, or watch our supplementary video.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 183901 (2017)  

2017 / 01 / 20 - First paper

Our first article is out! In a collaboration with the group of Martin Brandt we have devised a novel scheme for electric readout of NV centers.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 037601 (2017)  

2016 / 04 / 11 - New collaborator

Stefan Ernst has joined the group as a MSc researcher.
Welcome and good luck! 


TUM Technische Universität München TUM Technische Universität München Physik Department Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik TUM Technische Universität München

Group Leader

 Friedemann Reinhard

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