ProteusQ finds a new home at HZDR

The Quantum Technology department at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), led by PD Dr. Georgy Astakhov, just received his new and shiny Qnami ProteusQ. The Scanning NV microscope will enable the team to identify the best innovative materials to engineer room-temperature qubits.

The Group

PD Dr. Georgy Astakhov and his team develop quantum technologies such as quantum sensing, quantum communication, and quantum computing.  His research focuses on using atomic-scale defects in materials like silicon, silicon carbide, diamond, and 2D materials such as hexagonal boron nitride to create qubits for quantum computing. Additionally, Dr. Astakhov has made significant contributions to the field of quantum materials and technology through numerous publications, particularly in the study of quantum wells and semiconductor nanostructures​.

The first impression after ProteusQ installation

After the completion of the installation and the training, the team at HZDR started to complete the first measurements with ProteusQ. Dr. Astakhov happily shared with us his first impressions on the quantum microscope and how he believes it will help the team further achieve its research goals.   

ProteusQ will allow us to study domain walls in antiferromagnetic materials, and the first measurements are very promising.  We also plan to use ProteusQ to investigate magnonic structures. The ProteusQ offers flexibility, allowing us to design new experiments that were previously impossible in our lab

Georgy Astakhov – HZDR, Quantum Technologies Department
Installation of Qnami ProteusQ Scanning NV Microscope at the Quantum Technologies Department at HZDR

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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