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Special Issue "Advanced Quantum Diamond Sensors and Applications"

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Optical Sensors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Melissa L. Mather
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Guest Editor
University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Interests: biological imaging; diamond quantum sensors; optical microscopy; healthcare technologies
Prof. Dr. Philippe B. Wilson
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Guest Editor
School of Animal Rural & Environmental Sciences, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK
Interests: Low field benchtop nuclear magnetic resonance; computational techniques in the analysis of healthcare data; early detection of disease; multiscale omics for healthcare

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

There is as growing body of knowledge demonstrating the quantum sensing capabilities of atomic scale defects within diamond. Over the past decade significant advances in the science and technology underpinning quantum diamond sensors have been realised opening up a broad range of measurement capabilities. To date methodologies for ultra-sensitive detection of magnetic fields, electric fields and temperature have been widely reported. Globally, significant research efforts and investment are being directed towards the further development of quantum diamond sensors and demonstration of their measurement capabilities. There is tremendous potential for deployment of quantum diamond sensors in electrical and thermal monitoring in electric vehicle batteries, high resolution magnetic resonance spectroscopy to uncover the chemical structures at a single molecule level, novel microwave sensors for use in the telecommunication sector, characterisation of future materials including spintronics devices and nanomaterials. Overall, quantum diamond sensors provide unprecedented measurement sensitivity and are poised to become essential tools across many sectors. This Special Issue on “Advanced Quantum Diamond Sensors and Applications” has the objective of showcasing current and emerging technologies that exploit the quantum assisted sensing capabilities of diamond. Reports describing new methodologies, materials, technical developments and applications are particularly welcome.

Prof. Dr. Melissa L. Mather
Prof. Dr. Philippe B. Wilson
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • biological imaging
  • diamond quantum sensors
  • optical microscopy
  • healthcare technologies

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