Seminar über Quanten-, Atom- und Neutronenphysik (QUANTUM)

Nov. 10, 2022 at 2 p.m. in IPH Lorentzraum 05-127

Prof. Dr. Peter van Loock
Institut für Physik

Dr. Lars von der Wense
Institut für Physik

Fluorescent nanodiamonds for biology
Dr. Anna Ermakova (MPI Mainz)

Color centers in diamonds offer wonderful sensing possibilities in the case of the detection of magnetic or electric fields or temperature. Color centers in nanodiamonds can be incorporated into the biological systems to investigate them. One of the biggest advantages of quantum sensors based on nanodiamonds is that they operate at room temperature or higher. Therefore, they can be used to study living systems. We investigate how nanodiamonds can be brought into the living system in the most efficient way and what information we can get from them.

Bio: Studied physics in Belarusian State University (MSc in 2011), PhD in physics (magna cum laude) with Fedor Jelezko at Ulm University, Institute for Quantum Optics (2011-2016). From 2017 to 2021 she held positions as a postdoc at Ulm University, researcher at Silicon Austria Lab GmbH, and a senior scientist at MPIP (Mainz). Since 2022 – Anna is Independent Group Leader at Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany supported by Carl-Zeiss Foundation, her group works on investigating potential of Nanodiamonds for intracellular magnetometry and thermometry, novel all-optical sensing methods, and cell metabolism processes.