New tool aids in sensing magnetic fields

October 17, 2018

Jenny Schloss working in the Walsworth Lab

Imagine trying to make sense of the cacophony of a speaker playing four songs at once, and you have some idea of the challenge faced by Jenny Schloss and Matt Turner.

In their quest to build a tool that uses NV centers — atomic-scale impurities in diamonds — to sense the magnetic fields in everything from firing neurons to condensed-matter systems, the pair of Ph.D. candidates from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences have developed a method that can simultaneously detect magnetic fields in various directions. Schloss and Turner worked with postdoc John Barry (now a research scientist at MIT Lincoln Laboratory) in the laboratory of Ronald Walsworth...

Continue reading "New tool aids in sensing magnetic fields" by Peter Reuell, Harvard Gazette, October 11, 2018. https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2018/10/new-tool-simultaneously-senses-magnetic-fields-in-various-directions/.