Unique device developed shows a mechanical system can manipulate quantum states

08/03/2015 - 20:48

Scientists at the Swiss Nanoscience Institute at the University of Basel have used resonators made from single-crystalline diamonds to develop a novel device in which a quantum system is integrated into a mechanical oscillating system. For the first time, the researchers were able to show that this mechanical system can be used to coherently manipulate an electron spin embedded in the resonator - without external antennas or complex microelectronic structures. The results of this experimental study will be published in Nature Physics.


Strong mechanical driving of a single electron spin. Nature Physics (2015) | DOI:10.1038/nphys3411