About the Project
The goal of this PhD project is to build in and test the quantum control of a single NV-spin in a nanodiamond that is levitated in a magnetogravitational trap. We have this equipment set up already with non-levitated nanodiamonds which will be transferred to the trap. The long-term vision for this research is to better understand fundamental physics by testing what is the most macroscopic Schrodinger cat state that can be created. This could help to solve the quantum measurement problem experimentally. Our lab in Warwick also benefits from several other NV-experiments for quantum technology focused on nanoscale and bulk magnetometry both at room temperature and in helium cryostats. You would start off by learning how to use our equipment for studying single NV-centres without levitation.
You should have obtained, or be about to obtain a First or Upper Second Class UK Honours degree in physics, or a related subject. Applicants with equivalent qualifications gained outside the UK will also be considered. This project involves collaboration with a major international industrial partner and there will be opportunities for working in their laboratories.
The Physics department is proud to be an IOP Juno Champion and a winner of an Athena Swan Silver Award, reflecting our commitment to equal opportunity and to fostering an environment on which all can excel.
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