EMP is funded through the Horizon2020 programme of the European Commission.
Selected Publications

Pulsed electron spin resonance of an organic microcrystal by dispersive readout

Ailsa K.V.Keyser, Jonathan J.Burnett, Sergey E. Kubatkin, Andrey V.Danilov, Mark Oxborrow, Sebastian E. de Graaf, TobiasLindström

We establish a testbed system for the development of high-sensitivity Electron Spin Resonance (ESR) techniques for small samples at cryogenic temperatures. Our system consists of a NbN thin-film planar superconducting microresonator designed to have a concentrated mode volume to couple to a small amount of paramagnetic material, and to be resilient to magnetic fields of up to . At we measure high-cooperativity coupling (C19) to an organic radical microcrystal containing 1012 spins in a pico-litre volume. We detect the spin–lattice decoherence rate via the dispersive frequency shift of the resonator. Techniques such as these could be suitable for applications in quantum information as well as for pulsed ESR interrogation of very few spins to provide insights into the surface chemistry of, for example, the material defects in superconducting quantum processors.

J. Magn. Reson.321, 106853 (2020)

doi: 10.1016/j.jmr.2020.106853