This is a new experimental group, combining a mixture of quantum optics, cryogenics, programming, microwave engineering and scanning probe microscopy into a unique and fascinating laboratory apparatus.
We are currently in the final design stages of a modern, state-of-the-art lab, featuring two combined scanning probe/confocal microscopes, one operating at room temperature and the other at a temperature of 4.2 Kelvin, and will very shortly commence the build-up phase.
We are looking for people with a burning desire to construct and experiment, wishing to practice and hone their skills and with eagerness to constantly test the limits of sensing.
Below you can find the available positions in the group. Even if you do not see a relevant post, I encourage you to contact me for further inquiries.
Single-molecule magnetic resonance using a single spin qubit
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
You will construct a scanning probe microscope combining a confocal fluorescence module and an atomic force module, using the nitrogen-vacancy center in diamond as a quantum sensor for chemical physics applications, e.g., performing magnetic resonance imaging on molecules.
Prior experience in scanning probe microscopy will be of great benefit. If you pursued your PhD in an STM or AFM group and had hands-on experience with building such a device, this project will be even more appealing!
Experience in optics and microwave propagation will be advantageous but not necessary.
Developing a novel apparatus to exact a very high magnetic field gradient on the nanoscale
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
With the ability to have a high magnetic field gradient (> 10 Gauss per nanometer), we envision the capability to perform nuclear magnetic resonance imaging on single molecules. This Master's project revolves around the development of such a gradient. Almost no prior skills are required, except high motivation and self-driven will to succeed.
Nevertheless, prior experience in magnetostatics, SEM imaging and clean-room processes such as lithography will be useful.
M.Sc. building Quantum Bridges
The QuEST lab is searching for an M.Sc. student for a project combining NV centers in diamond with superconducting resonators via mechanical oscillators. Most of the research will revolve around the development of a process for fabricating nanobridges in diamond and then characterization by optical detection of magnetic resonance. The work will be conducted in collaboration with groups in the Technion and Bar-Ilan University in the framework of a Quantum Science and Technologies project funded by the Israel Science Foundation.
For more details, please contact:
Amit Finkler, email@example.com, ext. 2021 or visit our lab on the first floor of the Schmidt building!
Creating quantum emitters in diamond using femtosecond laser pulses
This project will be supervised jointly by Dr. Eilon Poem (Physics of Complex Systems) and Dr. Amit Finkler (Chemical and Biological Physics). You will use a femtosecond laser to create vacancies in diamond by "kicking" carbon atoms from the diamond lattice. The goal is to create a periodic array of such vacancies, which you will then convert to quantum emitters (nitrogen-vacancy centers) by thermal annealing. With such an array, you will be able to explore the rich spin-phonon coupling parameter space.
Developing a new method of performing magnetic resonance imaging on the nanoscale using a quantum sensor, the nitrogen-vacancy center in diamond.
The QUEST (QUantum Enhanced Sensing Techniques) lab in the Weizmann Institute of Science invites enthusiastic students with M.Sc. degrees or equivalent to combine physics, chemistry and some engineering in the emerging field of quantum sensing.
The lab specializes in the nitrogen-vacancy center in diamond as its quantum sensor, and will apply it to the study of molecule structure, intra- and inter-molecule reactions and couplings.
The successful candidate will focus on customized tips serving as high magnetic gradients in a combined confocal fluorescence microscope and an atomic force microscope, with the goal of delivering a unique system able to reach the single-molecule limit in magnetic resonance.
Graduate students will formally join the Feinberg school and will need to adhere to its rules and regulations.
Some knowledge in scanning probe microscopy, as well as background in optics and/or microwave and/or programming in python will be useful.
Hybrid quantum devices - combining NV centers in diamond with superconducting resonators via mechanical oscillators
The QuEST lab is searching for an PhD student for a project combining NV centers in diamond with superconducting resonators via mechanical oscillators. You will fabricate nanobridges in diamond and then characterize them by optical means. The work will be conducted in collaboration with groups in the Technion and Bar-Ilan University in the framework of a Quantum Science and Technologies project funded by the Israel Science Foundation. For more details, please contact: Amit Finkler, firstname.lastname@example.org, ext. 2021 or visit our lab on the second floor of the Schmidt building!
Encapsulated cell on diamond
AFM functionality in a confocal fluorescence microscope