ProteusQ installed at RPTU Kaiserslautern

We are thrilled to announce the successful installation of the Qnami ProteusQ ath the Rheinland-Pfälzische Technische Universität Kaiserslautern-Landau. The recently installed ProteusQ at RPTU has been funded within a major instrumentation initiative by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

The instrument is co-owned by four research groups at the RPTU in Kaiserslautern:

The biophysics and quantum sensing group led by Prof. Elke Neu-Ruffing

Individual quantum systems group led by Prof. Artur Widera

The individual quantum systems group led by Prof. Artur Widera

Prof. Georg von Freymann at RTPU Kaiserlautern

The optical technologies and photonics group led by Prof. Georg von Freymann

Prof. Mathias Weiler, RTPU Kaiserslautern

The applied spin phenomena group led by Prof. Mathias Weiler

From nanomagnetism to life science, from quantum sensing to spin-crossover complexes

The teams will image magnetic dynamics such as spin waves and magnons down to the nanoscale and in various materials. Researchers will also advance color center-based sensing by investigating novel sensor approaches using optical near fields and apply scanning NV magnetometry to novel systems like spin-crossover complexes and exploit NV magnetometry in the life sciences.

The Qnami ProteusQ will strengthen the teams collaborative projects also with external partners especially within the Spin+X collaborative research center. The ProteusQ at RPTU is the first system to be equipped with the add-on Magento PQ to enable SNVM measurements in presence of high bias fields.

Following the successful installation, the four teams collectively shared:

For us, the ProteusQ device strongly advances the applicability of NV magnetometry. We will use the device for a broad field of applications ranging from investigating molecules and two-dimensional materials to dynamic processes like magnons. We will also work combining the already realized measurement approaches with novel ones using near-fields of color centers.

The research teams

The installation and training

Our Customer Success Manager Marcelo Gonzalez and Optical Engineer Patrick Hsia were at the RPTU in Kaiserlslautern to install the system in the laboratory and provide training to the new users. Patrick and Marcelo were thrilled to see the variety of applications that will be explored with the instrument at RPTU.

It’s truly exciting to witness our technology in action at such a renowned research center. We believe that our instrument will play a pivotal role in advancing their groundbreaking research in so many different fields.’

Qnami Team members at the Installation

Welcome to the ProteusQ user tribe RPTU! We look forward to celebrating your new groundbreaking results facilitated by our technology and seeing the continued impact of our solutions in shaping the future of quantum exploration.

Some impressions from the Installation and Training days

The team members who participated to the training were from left to right Isabel Barbosa (PhD student from the Individual Quantum Systems group of Artur Widera), Nikhita Khera (PhD student from Biophysics and Quantum Sensing group of Elke Neu-Ruffing) and Dr. Vitaliy Vasyuchka (Senior Scientist from the Magnetism Group led by Burkard Hillebrands).

After the installation and training, it was time to celebrate the first official Scanning NV Magnetometry measurement completed with ProteusQ at the RPTU in Kaiserslautern together with Prof. Elke Neu-Ruffing, Isabel and Nikhita.

About ProteusQ

Qnami ProteusQ 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 for your own lab?  Do you have questions about applications for your own research?  Then, contact our Sales team to know more about the system and it can further facilitate your research.  

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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