The consortium consists of a core team of Fraunhofer IAF, IPM and IWM that develops technologies and theories for quantum sensors. Three further institutes (IISB, IMM, CAP) contribute to this core consortium with the scientific and technological expertise required for the development of the quantum-technological core components.

The consortium is complemented by external academic expertise in the field of diamond based quantum technologies (Prof. Jörg Wrachtrup, University of Stuttgart) and atomic gas magnetometry (University of Freiburg in cooperation with Prof. Svenja Knappe, University of Colorado Boulder).

There are no research organisations in the world that cover all relevant research areas in a comparable way and that could consequently use this expertise for quantum sensor technology in an overarching synergy.


Fraunhofer IAF

The Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF coordinates the project.

It develops an imaging scanning probe magnetometer based on NV centers in diamond, which measures magnetic fields with highest spatial resolution at room temperature. This enables precise measurements in micro- and nanoelectronics.


Fraunhofer IPM

The Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques IPM is responsible for an OPM measurement system that enables measurements with the highest resolution and opens up new applications, especially in the field of contact-free material testing or chemical process analysis.


Fraunhofer IWM

The Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM uses quantum mechanical methods to calculate influences of magnetic fields on electron spins of defect-complexes in diamond crystals. The quantum magnetometers, realized in QMAG, are based on these findings.


Fraunhofer IISB

The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Systems and Device Technology IISB is responsible for the introduction of nitrogen atoms into diamond by means of ion implantation as well as suitable thermal healing of the material.


Fraunhofer IMM

The Fraunhofer Institute for Microtechnology and Microsystems IMM is responsible for the production and characterization of magnetic nanoparticles, which are attached to diamond tips containing NV centers and are intended to act as amplifiers for the quantum magnetometers.


Fraunhofer CAP

The Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Photonics CAP develops diamond microoptics and waveguides, which address NV centers, and uses optical characterization methods to evaluate NV centers for magnetometry.