News & Events


Press release / 23.1.2024

Quantum magnetometers detect the smallest material defects at an early stage

Fraunhofer lighthouse project QMag successfully completed


Press release / 20.6.2023

Fast magnetic imaging with diamond-based quantum sensor technology

Researchers at Fraunhofer IAF have managed to harness the great potential of quantum sensor technology based on nitrogen-vacancy (NV) centers


Annual report / 13.3.2023

Quantum magnetometer for more efficient industrial processes

Article in the Fraunhofer IAF annual report


Press release / 11.4.2022

Highly sensitive quantum magnetometers on their way to industry

»Quantum Magnetometry« (QMag) at LASER World of PHOTONICS 2022


News / 1.7.2020

Successful first advisory board meeting

After a little more than a year of project duration, the first advisory board meeting of the Fraunhofer lighthouse project »Quantum Magnetometry« (QMag) took place on June 25, 2020 - virtually, due to the corona pandemic. After one year, the project is on a firm footing.


Press release / 15.1.2020

Fraunhofer IAF establishes application lab for quantum sensors

In order to advance the transfer of research developments from the field of quantum sensor technology into industrial applications, Fraunhofer IAF will establish an application laboratory. Both the state of Baden-Württemberg and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft are supporting the four-year project with one million euros each.


Press release / 16.5.2019

Official kick-off of Fraunhofer lighthouse project QMag


Fraunhofer researchers of six institutes have joined forces to develop quantum magnetormeters for different industrial applications. The official kick-off event of the Fraunhofer lighthouse project quantum magnetometry, QMag for short, took place in Berlin on May 14, 2019.


Press release / 1.4.2019

Quantum magnetometers for industry


On April 1 2019, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft launches the lighthouse project »Quantum Magnetometry« (QMag): Freiburg’s Fraunhofer institutes IAF, IPM and IWM want to transfer quantum magentometry from the field of university research to industrial applications.



Fraunhofer magazine

There is a short interview about QMag in 4/2019 of the Fraunhofer magazine (page 29).



Fraunhofer magazine

Issue 3/2019 of the Fraunhofer magazine reports on the QMAG project: "Quantum sensors - ready for practical application", page 40.



Microelectronics News

In its issue 75, Microelektronics News reported on QMAG, followed by an interview with the coordinator Prof. Dr. Dr. Oliver Ambacher (pages 3 - 4).