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.
- 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 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
- Kent successfully defended his senior thesis - Entanglement spectra of engineered NMR spin Hamiltonians. Kent Ueno wins the Haseltine Chemistry-Physics Prize
- Krishan successfully defended his senior thesis - Entanglement metrics for quantum spin chains
- Tara Gallagher ('19) is awarded a research grants for summer 2018. She will spend part of the summer at Harvard working with alumna Laurel Anderson ('14) learning how to fabricate graphene devices.
- Daphna Shimon is supported by the SharedEPR network to attend BigMag@UCSB - a workshop to explore pulsed magnetic resonance at fields up to 32 T.
- We present 3 talks at the 2018 APS March Meeting in Los Angeles.
- Lihuang receives his Graduate Student Travel Award at the DCMP reception.
- Kent Ueno wins a Neukom Scholar award for Spring 2018
- Ken Wei's paper on Localization in nuclear spin chains is published in Physical Review Letters - collaborative work with Professor Paola Cappellaro at MIT. Here's a news article describing the significance of the work.