* = cofirst, ° = corresponding author 


Allert D. R., Briegel K. D., Bucher D. B.°, Advances in nano- and microscale NMR spectroscopy using diamond quantum sensors  arXiv:2205.12178

Arunkumar N.,Olsson K.S., Oon J. T,  Hart C., Bucher D.B., Glenn D.,  Lukin M. D., Park H., Ham D., Walsworth R. L.  Quantum Logic Enhanced Sensing in Solid-State Spin Ensembles, arXiv:2203.12501

Qian, C.,  Villafañe, V., Schalk, M., Astakhov, G. V., Kentsch, U., Helm M., Soubelet, P., Wilson N. P., Rizzato, R., Mohr S., Bucher, D. B., Stier, A. V., Finley, J. J.  Unveiling the Zero-Phonon Line of the Boron Vacancy Center by Cavity Enhanced Emission. arXiv:2202.10980 

Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals


(18) Rizzato, R., Bruckmaier, F., Liu K. S., Glaser, S., Bucher, D. B.° Polarization transfer from optically pumped ensembles of NV centers to multinuclear spin baths, Phys. Rev. Applied 17, 024067 (2022)

(17) Liu, K., Henning, A., Heindl M. W., Allert R. D., Bartl J. D., Sharp I. D., Rizzato R., Bucher, D. B.°, Surface NMR using quantum sensors in diamond, PNAS, 119 (5) e2111607119 (2022)


(16)  F. Bruckmaier, K. Briegel, D .B. Bucher°  Geometry dependence of micron-scale NMR signals on NV-diamond chips. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Open, 100023 (2021) 

(15) Arunkumar, N., Bucher, D. B.,  Turner M., TomHon P., Glenn, D., Lehmkuhl, S., Lukin, M., Park, H., Rosen, M., Theis, T. and  Walsworth, R. L. Micron-scale SABRE-enhanced NV-NMR Spectroscopy. PRX Quantum 2, 010305 (2021)


(14)   Bucher, D. B.°, Glenn, D. R., Park, H., Lukin, M. D., Walsworth, R. L.° Hyperpolarization-enhanced NMR spectroscopy with femtomole sensitivity using quantum defects in diamond.  Physical Review X 10, 021053 (2020)

(13)    Kufner, C.,  Zinth, W., Bucher, D. B.°, UV‐Induced Charge Transfer States in Short Guanosine‐Containing DNA Oligonucleotides. ChemBioChem 21, 1 –6 (2020),  selected as "very important paper"


(12)     Bucher, D. B.°. Principes of Nano- and Microscale NMR Spectroscopy with NV-Diamond Sensors. eMagRes 8, 1-8, 2019 ( https://doi.org/10.1002/9780470034590.emrstm1619 )

(11)     Bucher, D. B.°, Aude Craik, D. P. L., Backlund, M. P., Turner, M., Glenn, D. R. and Walsworth, R. L°. Quantum diamond spectrometer for nanoscale NMR and ESR spectroscopy. Nature Protocols 14, 2707–2747 (2019) 


(10) Glenn, D. R.*, Bucher, D. B.*, Lee, J., Lukin, M. D., Park, H., Walsworth, R. L., High-Resolution Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Using a Solid-State Spin Sensor, Nature 555, 351-354 (2018)

Bucher, D. B.*, Glenn, D. R.*, Lee, J., Lukin, M. D., Park, H., Walsworth, R. L., High-Resolution Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Using Solid-State Spins, arXiv:1705.08887 (2017)

(9) Pilles B. M, Maerz B. Chen. J, Bucher D. B., Gilch, P, Kohler, B, Fingerhut B.P., Zinth, W. Schreier J.S. Decay Pathways of Thymine Revisited. Journal of Physical Chemistry A 122, 4819-4828 (2018)


(8) Bucher, D. B., Kufner, C., Schlueter, A., Carell, T., Zinth, W. UV-Induced Charge-Transfer States in DNA Promote Sequence Selective Self-Repair. The Journal of the American Chemical Society 138, 186–190 (2016)

(7) Liu, L. Pilles, B., Gontcharov, J., Bucher, D. B., Zinth, W. Quantum Yield of Cyclobutane Pyrimidine Dimer Formation via the Triplet Channel Determined by Photo-Sensitization. The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 120, 292-298 (2016) 


(6) Bucher, D. B., Pilles, B.M., Carell, T., Zinth, W. Dewar Lesion Formation in Single- and Double-Stranded DNA is Quenched by Neighboring Bases. The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 119, 8685-8692 (2015) 


(5) Pilles, B. M., Bucher, D. B., Liu, P., Gilch, P., Zinth, W., Schreier, W. J. Identification of charge-separated states in thymine single strands. Chemical Communications 50, 15623-15626 (2014)

(4) Bucher, D. B., Schlueter, A., Carell, T., Zinth, W. Watson-Crick Base Pairing Controls the Excited State Decay in Natural DNA. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 53, 11366-11369 (2014), Selected as “Very Important Paper”

(3) Pilles, B. M., Bucher, D. B., Liu, L., Clivio, P., Gilch, P., Zinth, W., Schreier, W. J. Mechanism of the Decay of Thymine Triplets in DNA Single Strands. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 5, 1616-1622 (2014)

(2) Bucher, D. B., Pilles, B.M., Carell, T., Zinth, W. Charge separation and charge delocalization identified in long-living states of photoexcited DNA. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111, 4369-4374 (2014)

(1) Bucher, D. B., Pilles, B. M., Pfaffeneder, T., Carell, T., Zinth, W. Fingerprinting DNA oxidation processes: IR characterization of the 5-methyl-2´-deoxycytidine radical cation.
ChemPhysChem 15, 420-423 (2014)

Patents and patent applications

R. L. Walsworth, D. R. Glenn, D. B. Bucher, Synchronized-readout for narrowband detection of time-varying electromagnetic fields using solid state spins, US patent application 62/341,497 (filed 25 May 2016); International patent application PCT/US17/34256 (filed May 24th, 2017) 

D. B. Bucher, R. L. Walsworth, D. R. Glenn, Dynamic nuclear polarization-enhanced magnetic resonance detection using solid state spins, provisional patent application (filed July 9th, 2018)


Bucher, D. B., Pilles, B.M, Carell, T., Zinth, W.  Photoinduced charge transfer occurs naturally in DNA. ULTRAFAST PHENOMENA XIX Book Series: Springer Proceedings in Physics 162, 568-571 (2015)