ProteusQ a Finalist–Congrats to Element Six for Prism Award 2021

Qnami offers hearty congratulations to Element Six, winner of the 2021 Prism Award in the Quantum category for their chemical vapour deposition (CVD) quantum grade diamond material DNV-B1™.  Qnami’s ProteusQ™ Microscope was recognized as a finalist for the award.

On-demand replay of the event can be found here. (The Quantum award starts at 19:50.)

After decades of pioneering work, Element Six offers new quantum material and a critical component for the development of quantum sensing technology. Qnami leverages quantum grade CVD diamond developed and engineered by Element Six as a critical component of our Quantilever™ scanning probes, used in our Qnami ProteusQ™ Scanning NV Microscope.  We celebrate the advancements in materials science and quality that Element Six has been able to achieve, and we value the partnership we have established with them.

“The quality of the finalists in the Quantum category of this year’s Prism Awards was outstanding,” stated Qnami CEO Mathieu Munsch.  “We were proud to be nominated, and we look forward to continued advances in this field in the coming years.”

Qnami ProteusQ Scanning NV Microscopy system
Scanning NV microscope from Qnami

Qnami ProteusQ(TM) is a complete quantum microscope system. It is the first scanning NV (nitrogen-vacancy) microscope for the analysis of magnetic materials at the atomic scale. The Qnami ProteusQ system comes with state-of-the-art electronics and software. Its flexible design allows for future adjustments and scaling, expansion and capability upgrades. The proprietary Qnami ProteusQ quantum technology provides high precision images for you to see directly the most subtle properties of your samples and the effect of microscopic changes in your design or fabrication process. 

Are you interested in the Qnami ProteusQ  microscope  or  QuantileverMX  tips for your own lab?  Do you have questions about applications for your own research?  Contact our Technical Sales Manager, Joerg Lenz (  Or reach out to your local branch of our  exclusive  global distributor Horiba Scientific

About Qnami: Qnami is a VC-backed high-tech company with its roots at the Physics Department of the University of Basel in Switzerland. It develops fundamental new technology using quantum mechanics. The control of the state of a single electron enables measurement with a precision that could never be achieved before. The technique is called quantum sensing and Qnami is enthusiastically developing it to improve people’s lives and the world. Extensive academic research and deep knowledge build the ground for all that Qnami does. With this technology, Qnami is redefining the common understanding of precision. Qnami offers an open team culture of mutual respect and intercultural understanding which is both business and scientific minded. Qnami attracts young, multicultural,  open  and skilled team members, who have a deep passion for the work. 

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