SFB 767 principal investigator and an American team prove that the diamond is a subatomic storage medium

An international collaborative project between the University of Konstanz and the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA, marks an important step towards quantum computing: In the Konstanz working group headed by theoretical physicist, Prof. Guido Burkard, the idea was developed to use the atomic nucleus of the nitrogen vacancy centers as storage units for a quantum computer of the future. In California, the theory was confirmed theoretically under the lead responsibility of the physicist Prof. David Awschalom.

Read the university press release.

The results of this collaboration have been published in Nature Physics 7, 789 (2011).