Journal article

Nanomechanical Sensing Using Spins in Diamond

Michael SJ Barson, Phani Peddibhotla, Preeti Ovartchaiyapong, Kumaravelu Ganesan, Richard L Taylor, Matthew Gebert, Zoe Mielens, Berndt Koslowski, David A Simpson, Liam P McGuinness, Jeffrey McCallum, Steven Prawer, Shinobu Onoda, Takeshi Ohshima, Ania C Bleszynski Jayich, Fedor Jelezko, Neil B Manson, Marcus W Doherty

Nano Letters | American Chemical Society | Published : 2017


Nanomechanical sensors and quantum nanosensors are two rapidly developing technologies that have diverse interdisciplinary applications in biological and chemical analysis and microscopy. For example, nanomechanical sensors based upon nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS) have demonstrated chip-scale mass spectrometry capable of detecting single macromolecules, such as proteins. Quantum nanosensors based upon electron spins of negatively charged nitrogen-vacancy (NV) centers in diamond have demonstrated diverse modes of nanometrology, including single molecule magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Here, we report the first step toward combining these two complementary technologies in the form of d..

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Funding Acknowledgements

We acknowledge support by the ARC (DP140103862), the DAAD-Go8 Cooperation Scheme, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research MURI programme, DFG (SFB/TR21, FOR1493), Volkswagenstiftung, EU (DIADEMS, SIQS), and ERC. We thank P. Maletinsky for the provision of a cantilever sample (although not used in final experiments). We also thank C. Osterkamp, P. Maletinsky, J. Wrachtrup, M. J. Sellars, S. A. Momenzadeh, and Z. Chu for fruitful discussions.