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Animations about Diamond Devices and Quantum Sensors

Diamond tips for the quality control of hard drives


Scientists at Fraunhofer IAF are developing highly sensitive diamond sensors, applying electron spin resonance (ESR) spectroscopy. The sensor checks whether a magnetic field exists or not, thereby identifying faulty hard drive areas.

Detecting tiny magnetic fields with diamond sensors


To identify magnetic fields a nitrogen atom is being integrated into a tiny diamond tip. With the help of electrons of the emerging nitrogen vacancy center even smallest magnetic fields can be detected through ESR spectroscopy.

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