Diamond quantum dots fabricated by ion implantation

Grant number: DP0344998


For centuries scientists have been fascinated by the 'alchemy' of transforming carbon into diamond. This project aims to fabricate diamond nanocrystals embedded in a glass matrix by direct carbon ion implantation followed by thermal annealing. Unlike other methods of making diamond, the coalescence of carbon into diamond occurs under heating in a conventional furnace and does not require the application of high external pressures or any pre-existing diamond template. We outline a scheme to exploit the properties of these crystals for novel applications in quantum devices.