Quantum Sensors at Fraunhofer IAF

The optimization of complex circuits, the visualization of individual bits in electronic storage media or a look into brain magnetic fields in order to control machines with thoughts - all these are visions that can become reality with the help of quantum magnetometers.

At Fraunhofer IAF, we are pursuing these visions with the aid of quantum sensor technology. One of our goals is to develop magnetometers with the highest spatial resolutions and the highest sensitivities, so that it will be possible to detect individual atomic nuclear spins - a revolution in the field of nanoanalytics. Quantum sensor technology is the quantum technology with the highest potential for industrial applications.

Diamond-based quantum sensors

We develop diamond-based quantum sensors that can detect magnetic and electric fields with a spatial resolution of just a few nanometers down to individual electron and nuclear spins. The developments at Fraunhofer IAF in the field of quantum sensor technology with diamond thus contribute to the fact that quantum technologies quickly move from the laboratory stage into application.

News

 

Press release / 7.6.2022

Milestone in quantum sensor technology

World's first measurement of magnetic-field-dependent stimulated emission

 

Press release / 17.5.2022

EU-project “MetaboliQs” successfully concluded

More precise diagnoses and personalized therapies due to hyperpolarized nuclear magnetic resonance

 

Press release / 11.4.2022

Highly sensitive quantum magnetometers on their way to industry

Developments in the field of quantum sensor technology