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Monday, December 16, 2013
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
CNLS Conference Room (TA-3, Bldg 1690)

Colloquium

The Perfect Defects: Physics and Applications of Nitrogen-Vacancy Centers in Diamond

Dmitry Budker
University of California, Berkeley

Color centers in diamond consisting of a substitutional nitrogen and a vacancy have unique properties making them a sensor of choice for magnetic fields, electric fields, temperature, and rotations. They have also "sneaked" into the field of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). The study of high-Tc superconductors is another area of application. Numerous groups work on NV centers; for what our group is up to, please see http://budker.berkeley.edu/. There is also a tutorial on NV centers and a short movie made by undergraduates that can be found there.

Host: Dibyendu Roy