Nanoscale magnetic sensing with an individual electronic spin in diamond

@article{Maze2008NanoscaleMS,
  title={Nanoscale magnetic sensing with an individual electronic spin in diamond},
  author={Jer{\'o}nimo R. Maze and Paul L Stanwix and Jonathan S. Hodges and S. Hong and Jacob M. Taylor and Paola Cappellaro and Liang Liang Jiang and M. V. Gurudev Dutt and Emre Togan and A. S. Zibrov and Amir Yacoby and Ronald L. Walsworth and Mikhail D. Lukin},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2008},
  volume={455},
  pages={644-647}
}
Detection of weak magnetic fields with nanoscale spatial resolution is an outstanding problem in the biological and physical sciences. For example, at a distance of 10 nm, the spin of a single electron produces a magnetic field of about 1 μT, and the corresponding field from a single proton is a few nanoteslas. A sensor able to detect such magnetic fields with nanometre spatial resolution would enable powerful applications, ranging from the detection of magnetic resonance signals from… CONTINUE READING
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