QBN Webinar: Diamond-based Quantum Technologies for Mobile Applications

The QBN Webinar “Diamond-based Quantum Technologies for Mobile Applications” organized on Jan 26, 2021 together with the QBN members Element Six, Fraunhofer IAF and Quantum Brilliance was very well attended and is also very popular on demand.

Quantum computing for distributed and mobile applications, geo surveying, denied GPS and masers for space-based applications are only a few examples of where you can take advantage of diamond-based quantum technologies. The unique properties of diamond and the nitrogen-vacancy (NV) defect centers allow us to build a miniaturized platform to tackle quantum computing, communication and sensing applications at room temperature.


Besides the holistic portfolio of activities and support services, the Quantum Business Network has also three event formats:

  • The QBN Meetings with experts from the whole ecosystem are exclusive, non-public meetings on different fields of quantum technologies focusing on business collaborations, knowledge exchange and personal networking in a trust-based environment.
  • The QBN Webinars provide you deep insights with live demos of quantum technologies and its current applications from leading organizations.
  • The European Quantum Leadership sessions present you leading startups, companies and RTOs from the different fields of quantum technologies and its value chains and show you, how Europe paves the way to its industrial quantum leadership.

In the QBN webinar: Diamond-based Quantum Technologies for Mobile Applications leading industry experts provided deep insights into the state-of-the-art in engineering of diamond materials and their utilization for quantum technologies for mobile applications.

Johannes Verst, CEO of QBN welcomed the speakers and gave a short introduction to the Quantum Business Network. He also showed a few impressions from his physics diploma, where he worked in the group of Prof Dr Ferdinand Schmidt-Kaler and Prof Dr Kilian Singer on a setup for deterministic implantation of nitrogen to create quantum registers in diamond.

The first presentation “Engineering diamond for Quantum Technologies” from Dr Matthew Markham, Principal Research Scientist at Element Six introduced the negatively-charged nitrogen-vacancy (NV) centers in diamond as a promising platform for a range of quantum applications such as magnetometry, RF sensing, masers and quantum computing. In order to harness the delicate quantum properties of the NV defect you first need to be able to control the material. Element Six has been working to engineer diamond materials for quantum technologies for over a decade and we will discuss some of the different types of materials that can be produced along with some use case studies.

Building Quantum Solutions with Diamonds” was the second talk from Ingolf Wittmann, Head of Business Unit Quantum Systems at Fraunhofer IAF. He presented tools produced with industrial diamonds like qubits and quantum registers, which can also be used as accelerators, especially in the mobile area.

Dr Andrew Horsley, CEO and Co-founder at Quantum Brilliance gave in his presentation “Quantum at the edge: applications of low-SWaP quantum computers” valuable insights into Quantum Brilliance’s vision for diamond-based quantum computing: quantum accelerator cards smaller than a lunchbox, operating entirely at room temperature. Diamond dramatically changes how, where and when we can take advantage of quantum computing. Instead of being confined to a handful of large facilities, you can have a quantum accelerator in your PC, or in a satellite. He also answered the questions. What does this mean for applications of quantum computing? And how can it help us reach quantum advantage sooner?

You can watch this and all other QBN Webinars as well as all EQL Sessions on demand on the QBN YouTube Channel.

A big thank you to the speakers for their brilliant talks, to Gabriella Sciarrone, Head of Marketing at Element Six for the fantastic co-moderation and to all participants for their great questions!

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