Room Temperature Initialisation and Readout of Intrinsic Spin Defects in a Van der Waals Crystal

  title={Room Temperature Initialisation and Readout of Intrinsic Spin Defects in a Van der Waals Crystal},
  author={Andreas Gottscholl and Mehran Kianinia and Victor A Soltamov and Carlo Bradac and Christian Kasper and Klaus Krambrock and Andreas Sperlich and Milos Toth and Igor Aharonovich and Vladimir Dyakonov},
Optically addressable spins in wide-bandgap semiconductors have become one of the most prominent platforms for exploring fundamental quantum phenomena. While several candidates in 3D crystals including diamond and silicon carbide have been extensively studied, the identification of spindependent processes in atomically-thin 2D materials has remained elusive. Although optically accessible spin states in hBN are theoretically predicted, they have not yet been observed experimentally. Here… 

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