Article | Sep 19, 2022

Why should you care about quantum sensing?

Navigation, semiconductors, healthcare or battery management - why you should closely monitor quantum sensing

The multipurpose NV-center

Classical or non-quantum sensors are reaching physical limits and cannot get any smaller. Quantum sensors open up new possibilities in various dimensions such as sensitivity and sensor size. There are different quantum sensing platforms, a very promising one being the nitrogen vacancy center in diamond. Pure diamond appears transparent. However they could gain color with the presence of elemental impurities known as “color centers”. Nearly 6 decades ago, the nitrogen vacancy (NV) color center was discovered. It has now become a critical tool as a qubit for both quantum sensing and quantum computation.

What is the relationship between quantum sensing and quantum computation?

When talking about quantum technology, quantum computation is well known to be a potentially disruptive technology in the future. What will be game changing for this (as well as for quantum sensing) is making the technology accessible at room temperature. Quantum Brilliance in Australia is doing excellent work in this regard using the NV-center, which is fully functional at room temperature.

Quantum sensing makes the invisible visible

Within academic research, NV-centers has been demonstrated to be a very productive quantum sensor spanning applications from biomedical devices to quality control of semiconductor chips.  It is an atomic-level sensor that can do ultraprecise measurements at small length scales - making what is “invisible” visible.

Stay tuned!

We will do deep dives into these in future blog posts.

2022 is the time

To learn more and take advantage of this technology, please contact us! We are looking for industry partners to support us in unlocking quantum sensing’s capabilities for multiple industries such as biology, chemistry or advanced electronics to advance human progress.

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