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.
Updates - Summer 2014
- Our NSF proposal on DNP-enhanced NMR surface characterization is funded.
- Year 2 of our DartDose CMCR pilot project Enhancing Low Temperature LOD-ESR study of radiation-induced signals in nails is funded.
- Lihuang measures our first low-field EDMR signals from a phosphorus-doped silicon wafer.
Updates - Spring 2014
- Sarah receives the Haseltine Physics Prize. Sarah successfully defended her senior thesis - Design and Early Verification of an Electrically Detected Magnetic Resonance (EDMR) System. Sarah plans to remain at Dartmouth to finish her Masters in Engineering.
- Laurel Anderson ('14) wins first place in the Christoper G. Reed Science Competition and receives the Physics and Astronomy Faculty Prize in Memory of Francis W. Sears. Laurel successfully defended her senior thesis - Experimental Control of Spin Chain Dynamics. Laurel will spend next year at Churchill College in Cambridge pursuing an M. Phil in Physics (by research), following which she will begin her PhD at Harvard University. Laurel was awarded a James B. Reynold's Scholarship from Dartmouth to pursue her studies in Cambridge.
- Hassan and Jon are accepted as James O. Freedman Presidential Scholar Research Assistants for 2014-2015.
- Sejal and Merrit are awarded Sophomore Science Scholarships for 2014-2015.
- Willam Athol ('15) is awarded a Wilder Fellowship for the Winter term in 2014-2015.
- Mallory measures her first W-band LOD-ESR signals at both room and liquid helium temperatures.
Updates - Winter 2014
- Mallory Guy (G) presented her work at the 55th Annual Experimental NMR Conference in Boston in March.
- Merritt Losert ('17), Sejal Shah ('17) and Jonathan Vandermause ('16) join the lab.
Updates - Summer 2013
- Alex Meill ('13) successfully defended his senior thesis - Measurement-based quantum computing with NMR - and graduates with High Honors and receives the Haseltine Physics Prize. Alex will be joining the PhD program in Physics at the University of California at San Diego in the Fall.
- Chris Zeitler ('12) finishes his research assistantship in the lab. Chris will be joining the PhD program in Physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in the Fall.
- Sarah Pasternak ('14), Hassan Kiani ('16) and Lihuang Zhu (G) join the lab.