Quantum sensing utilizes individual or entangled arrays of quantum systems, such as atoms, photons, quantum defects in solids, or two-dimensional materials, to perform precise measurements. This precision enables novel or improved capabilities to measure the world, including record sensitivities and accuracies in timekeeping, gravimetry, magnetometry, electrometry, inertial sensing, photon detection, or even individual neurons firing. The MQA brings together a wide range of expertise from material scientists discovering novel sensors, to researchers applying quantum sensing to various domains, to engineers integrating these sensors into prototypes and fielded systems for biomedical, defense and astronomical applications. Particular capabilities include:

  • Nitrogen-vacancy diamonds,
  • Silicon carbide,
  • Boron Nitride,
  • 2D materials,
  • Rydberg electric field sensing,
  • Atom interferometry,
  • Quantum biosensing, and
  • Distributed quantum sensing.
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