Workshop on Controlled Fabrication of NV Centers in Diamonds
March 10th-11th, 2018
UCLA Physics & Astronomy Department

The properties of NV centers in diamonds have been extensively explored over the past 20 years. Single-site experiments with extraordinary precision and resolution have been demonstrated, raising expectations for revolutionary metrology/spectroscopy applications. However, all potential applications require a highly reproducible and precise placement of NV centers in pure synthetic diamond crystals.

Confronted with the requirements of proposed applications, the Workshop intends is to examine the limits and potentials of techniques used to control the NV center’s concentration, orientation, and relative depth below the diamond surface, while maintaining their excellent sensing properties. Ultimately, realizing the full potential of many of the proposed applications will require producing NV centers at a precision, scale and cost beyond what is currently possible. By bringing together experts in CVD, MWP-CVD growth, ion-implantation, and diamond processing with the instrument builders who are using the NV centers, the workshop will explore the intersection of future needs with manufacturing capabilities.


Cleveland, Jason Somalogic, USA
Fortman, Benjamin USC, USA
Brown, Duncan Pacific Tech Link, USA
Gali, Adam HAS Wigner Institute, Hungary
Gallo, Pascal Lake Diamond, Switzerland
Gicqel, Alix Diam Concept, France
Heiss, Art Bruker Instruments, USA
Kato Hiromitsu AIST, Tsukuba, Japan
Holczer Karoly UCLA, USA
Jayich Bleszinski, Ania UCSB, USA
Morton, Peter Applied Diamonds
Munsch, Mathieu Qnami, Switzerland
Neumann, Philipp Nvision, Ulm, Gremany
Parker, Anna Nvision, Ulm, Gremany
Rhensius, Jan Q-zabre, Switzerland
Shenderova, Olga AdamasNano, USA
Steuerman, David Kavli Foundation, USA
Takahashi Susumu USC, USA


Provisory Schedule (03/07/2018)
Saturday, March 10, Bhaumik Institute, UCLA – Physics & Astronomy Building 4th floor
8:30 – 9:00 Light breakfast, coffee
9:15 – 10:30 NV centers – what the instrument builders need
Ania Bleszynski (UCSB)
Mathieu Munsch (U.Basel/Qnami)
Jan Rhensius (ETH/Q-zabre)

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 12:15 Susumu Takahashi (USC)
Adam Gali (HAS Wigner Inst.)
Anna Parker (NVision)

12:15 – 13:15 Lunch break
13:15 – 14:30 NV centers – what can be produced
Hiromitsu Kato (AIST)
Alix Gicquel (Diam Concept)
Pascal Gallo (Lake Diamond)

14:30 – 15:00 Coffee break
15:00 – 16:30 Neumann, Philipp (NVisin)
Shenderova, Olga (AdamasNano)
Morton, Peter (Applied Diamond)

16:50 – 17:30 Bus trip to Getty Center – Museum
19:00 Dinner, at the Restaurant at the Getty Center
21:00 – 21:30 Return to UCLA Guest House
Sunday, March 11, Bhaumik Institute, UCLA – Physics & Astronomy Building 4th floor
8:30 – 9:30 Light breakfast, coffee
9:30 – 10:30 Fab development planes and research collaborations
Discussion: new opportunities, initiatives

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 12:00 Summary
Workshop adjourned
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
*to be confirmed
Bhaumik Institute for Theoretical Physics
Sponsored by Bruker Bio-Spin Inc. and Somalogic Inc.

Organizers: Ania Bleszynski Jayich (UCSB), Karoly Holczer (UCLA), Susumu Takahashi (USC)