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.
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
Quantum Flagship announces ASTERIQS as one of its initial 20 projects
ASTERIQS received €9,747,888.75 in funding.
Dr. Christoph Nebel
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