Making a diamond NV microscope
Project Goals and Description:
This project is focused on making a diamond nitrogen vacancy microscope at Mines. These microscopes are some of the most sensitive magnetic field detectors available. They are also somewhat simple to setup at limited spatial and temporal resolution. With the proliferation of these systems recently, literature specifying how one can be made is readily available. This project will focus on surveying the relevant literature, acquiring the right parts, and assembling a diamond NV microscope.
Grand Challenge: Engineer the tools of scientific discovery.
Meenakshi Singh, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Electricity and magnetism basic coursework
- Analog and digital electronics (preferred but not required)
- Introduction to modern physics (preferred but not required)
TIME COMMITMENT (HRS/WK)
- Hands-on experience with lasers, optics, and electronic circuits
- Experience with programming for instrument control
- Knowledge of diamond NV centers which are a leading platform for quantum information applications today
- Weekly individual meeting with subgroup working on this project
- Bi-weekly group meeting with PI's larger group
- Hands-on mentoring in lab as needed
PREFERRED STUDENT STATUS