Re-engineering the diamond lattice

Grant number: DP150102703 | Funding period: 2015 - 2018



This project aims to engineer electrical and magnetic structures in diamond that can be measured at the nanoscale by ultra-sensitive magnetometers formed in-situ by nitrogen-vacancy colour centres. By careful control of ion implanted acceptor atoms the project will examine the transition of the diamond lattice from semiconducting, to magnetic, to superconducting phases predicted to exist from advanced theory. It is expected that the project outcomes will open the way to monolithic integration of diamond based quantum devices that exploit the remarkable attributes of the diamond lattice and the long-lived nitrogen-vacancy quantum bit subject to intensive study worldwide.