ASTERIQS will exploit quantum sensing based on nitrogen-vacancy-centres in ultrapure diamond to bring solutions to societal and economical needs for which no solution exists yet. Its objectives are to develop:
- Advanced applications based on magnetic field measurement: a fully integrated scanning diamond magnetometer instrument for nanometer scale measurements, a high dynamics range magnetic field sensor to control advanced batteries used in electrical car industry, a lab-on-chip Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) detector for early diagnosis of diseases, a magnetic field imaging camera for biology or robotics, and an instantaneous spectrum analyser for wireless communications management
- New sensing applications to sense temperature within a cell, to monitor new states of matter under high pressure and to sense electric fields with ultimate sensitivity;
- New measurement tools to elucidate the chemical structure of single molecules by NMR for the pharmaceutical industry or the structure of spintronics devices at the nanoscale for a new generation of spin-based electronic devices.
To achieve these goals, the project will develop enabling tools, such as highest grade diamond material with ultralow impurity level, advanced protocols to overcome residual noise in sensing schemes, and optimized engineering for miniaturized and efficient devices.
ASTERIQS will disseminate its results towards academia and industry and educate the next generation of physicists and engineers. The consortium federates world leading European academic and industrial partners to bring quantum sensing from the laboratory to applications.