Welcome to the Ramanathan Lab in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Dartmouth College. We are an experimental research group working at the interface of quantum information processing and condensed matter physics. Our laboratory develops and uses magnetic resonance methods to control and characterize the quantum dynamics of solid state spin systems. Our experiments utilize a variety of techniques including DC, radiofrequency and microwave electronics and cryogenics. We have a number of undergraduate and graduate students working together on a variety of projects. You can find out more about the specific projects under the research tab.
- Tara Gallagher ('19) successfully defends her Senior Honors Thesis Fabrication and Characterization of Graphene Devices. She wins a Wilder Fellowship to continue working on the project over the summer.
- Daphna's paper DNP-NMR of surface protons on silicon particles is published in Solid State NMR in a Special Issue on DNP - collaborative work with Professor Walter Kockenberger's group at the University of Nottingham and Professor Susumu Takahashi at the University of Southern California
- Ashok's paper on hyperpolarized T1 relaxometry of nuclear spins in diamond is on the arXiv - collaborative work with the University of California, Berkeley.
- Ken Wei's paper Emergent prethermalization signatures in out-of-time ordered correlations is on the arXiv - collaborative work with Professor Paola Cappellaro at MIT.
- Pat's paper showing silicon isotope mass effect changes to the phosphorus donor hyperfine coupling using optically hyperpolarized NMR is accepted as a Rapid Communication to Physical Review B - collaborative work with the University of Waterloo
- Lihuang successfully defends his PhD. Congratulations Dr. Zhu!
- Ashok's paper on using multiple microwave sweepers to enhance NV-mediated DNP of diamond particles is published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences - collaborative work with the University of California, Berkeley.
- Daphna presents her work at Hyp18 at the University of Southampton.
- Tadeas Uhlir ('19) wins a Neukom Scholar award for Fall 2018.
- Daphna presents her new results using DNP NMR to detect multiple hydrogen species on the surface of silicon particles at the Rocky Mountain Conference. Thanks to the SharedEPR network for travel funding!
- Lihuang travels to the National High Field Magnet Lab in Tallahassee to run high field EPR experiments on phosphorus-doped silicon