Hybrid quantum sensors with glass and diamond

Three glass rings by artist Karen Cunningham. The colored light reveals the internal line of the diamond used in the artwork. Credit: Michael Haines Photography

 A consortium of scientists, including from RMIT University and University of Adelaide, is using hybrid diamond and glass technology to make a new class of quantum sensors.

By embedding micron-scale diamond particles within the cross section of a silicate glass fiber, the team has demonstrated the use of a robust fiber material capable of sensing magnetic fields.

Diamond is one of the front runner technologies for quantum magnetic field sensing, with applications as diverse as brain scanning, navigation and mineral exploration. (Phys.org)

The study has been published in APL Materials.

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