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Quantum Technologies


Most of the properties are controlled by defects and impurities and our group focuses on identifying these and exploiting them in the engineering of material for applications as diverse as water quality sensors, single spin magnetometers and power electronic components.


We use single nitrogen vacancy centres (NVC) in diamond for magnetometry in bulk diamond and in nanodiamonds. We also use large ensembles of NVC for magnetometry.

Quantum Computing and Communication

We are developing a diamond quantum computer as part of the Quantum Computing and Simulation (QCS) Hub.

Levitated microdiamonds

We levitated micron-sized diamonds in vacuum towards tests of fundamental physics. We aim to put one of these diamonds into a superposition of being in two places at once. This could allow a test of the quantum nature of gravity.