Biomolecular Quantum Sensing

In recent years, color centers in diamond have been shown to be an outstanding atomic-scale sensor for magnetic fields. With these defects in diamond – more precisely nitrogen vacancy (NV) centers – nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) signals from a few cubic nanometer sample volumes or even single molecules have been detected. We aim to establish NV-diamond NMR as tool in chemistry and life sciences by an interdisciplinary approach at the interface of chemistry, physics and biology.