ASTERIQS

ASTERIQS

Project developing diamond sensors to measure properties such as magnetic field, electric field, temperature and pressure.

Advancing Science and TEchnology thRough dIamond Quantum Sensing (ASTERIQS) is a European collaborative research project aiming to develop sensor applications based primarily on the Nitrogen-Vacancy (NV-) center in diamond. Work will also investigate the viability of other centers in diamond such as the: Silicon-Vacancy (SiV), Nickel-Vacancy (NiV), Tin-Vacancy (SnV), and Germanium-Vacancy (GeV).ASTERIQS aims to bring quantum sensors from the laboratories to industrial applications.

In October 2018 the European Union's Quantum Flagship announced 20 projects for funding during its 3 year ramp-up period. ASTERIQS was chosen as part of the initiative, receiving €9,747,888.75 in funding. The project builds on work performed by the DIAmond Devices Enabled Metrology and Sensing (DIADEMS) project, which ran from 2013 to 2017 funded by the European Commission.

Diamond's NV-center is a two-level system that coherently oscillates between two states and is only affected by a desired signal from the surrounding environment, making it a candidate for quantum sensors.

ASTERIQS aims to develop quantum sensors to be used for applications such as:

  • Lightweight and efficient batteries for electric cars.
  • The better understanding of chemical structure and dynamics for developing new drug and medicine possibilities.

Partners

The ASTERIQS project is a collaboration between 23 partners consisting of research groups and companies. Each industrial partner addresses a specific application: automotive industry, communications, bio-engineering, and industrial production of diamond. ASTERIQS is coordinated by the French multinational company Thales SA.

  • Thales SA, France
  • French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), France
  • University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • University of Ulm, Germany
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich), Switzerland
  • University of Basel, Switzerland
  • Saarland University, Germany
  • Wigner Research Centre for Physics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (BNC-WIGNER), Hungary
  • The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI), Israel
  • Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre (IMEC), Belgium
  • Fraunhofer Society, Germany
  • Leipzig University, Germany
  • attocube systems AG, Germany
  • ARTTIC, France
  • Element Six Ltd, United Kingdom
  • Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany
  • Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany
  • Center for Physical Sciences and Technology (FTMC), Lithuania
  • University of Mainz, Germany
  • École normale supérieure Paris-Saclay (Formerly École normale supérieure de Cachan), France
  • NVision Imaging Technologies GmbH (NVIS), Germany
  • Technologie-Transfer-Initiative GmbH (TTI), Germany
  • Jülich Research Centre, Germany

Timeline

October 2018

Quantum Flagship announces ASTERIQS as one of its initial 20 projects

ASTERIQS received €9,747,888.75 in funding.

People

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Dr. Christoph Nebel

Project Manager

Thierry Debuisschert

Project Coordinator

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Companies

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ARTTIC

Paris, France

Project Management

attocube Systems AG

Dirk Haft

Munich, Germany

Nanotechnology

Element Six Limited (E6)

Walter Huhn

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Optics

NVision Imaging Technologies GmbH

Sella Brosh

Ulm, Germany

Medical Imaging

Robert Bosch GmbH

Volkmar Denner

Gerlingen, Germany

Engineering & Technology

Technologie-Transfer-Initiative GmbH (TTI)

Stuttgart, Germany

Knowledge Transfer

Thales Research and Technology

Patrice Caine

Paris, France

Electrical Systems

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