Diamond Quantum Probe Detects Electricity In Graphene

Diamond Quantum Probe Detects Electricity In Graphene - Electronics Energy Featured Graphene Sensors
Artist’s impression of a diamond quantum sensor. The ‘spotlight’ represents light passing through the diamond defect and detecting the movement of electrons. Electrons are shown as red spheres, trailed by red threads that reveal their path through (a single layer of carbon atoms). Picture: David A. Broadway/cqc2t.orgFor the first time ever, scientists were able to peek inside of graphene and view electronic currents.

This is a follow-up article that explains in further detail the ability to image electric currents through graphene, the original article can be seen here

Lloyd Hollenberg, deputy director of the Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology (CQC2T) at the University of Melbourne, led a team to develop a special quantum probe— based on an atomic sized color center found only in diamonds— to enable researchers to see the flow of electric currents in graphene.

“Our experiment combines, for the first time, quantum sensing and graphene science,” Hollenberg said in an exclusive interview with R&D Magazine. “Namely, we use tiny quantum , in the form of atomic defects in a diamond, to image the flow of electric currents in a graphene device, revealing how the flow is disrupted by minute cracks and defects.

“Our team has been developing quantum sensing techniques and instruments, trying to harness quantum systems and principles in order to make new types of multimodal sensors offering an unprecedented combination of high spatial resolution and sensitivity.”

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Source:  R&D