Alex Sushkov

Alex Sushkov

Office: SCI, Room 213. 617-353-2619
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My laboratory focuses on small, table top-scale experiments, developing new quantum tools for precision measurements and employing them to address key problems in fundamental and applied science. We use nitrogen-vacancy (NV) centers in diamond to perform magnetic imaging on the nanometer scale and study the fundamentals of statistical mechanics and many-body physics of interacting spin systems. We are also searching for dark matter, using precision nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) techniques.

Selected publications:

A. O. Sushkov, I. Lovchinsky, N. Chisholm, R. L. Walsworth, H. Park, M. D. Lukin, ``Magnetic resonance detection of individual proton spins using a quantum reporter network'', Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 197601 (2014).

E. M. Kessler, I. Lovchinsky, A. O. Sushkov, and M. D. Lukin, ``Quantum error correction for metrology'', Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 150802 (2014).

D. Budker, P. W. Graham, M. Ledbetter, S. Rajendran, and A. O. Sushkov, ``Cosmic Axion Spin Precession Experiment (CASPEr)'', Phys. Rev. X 4, 021030 (2014).

A. O. Sushkov, W. J. Kim, D. A. R. Dalvit, and S. K. Lamoreaux, ``Observation of the thermal Casimir force.'', Nature Physics 7, 230 (2011).

 

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Research Descriptions:

Laboratory search for axion dark matter

We are searching for dark matter using precision nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) techniques. Visit our website for more details.

Quantum sensing using NV centers in diamond

We use nitrogen-vacancy (NV) centers in diamond to perform magnetic imaging on the nanometer scale and study the fundamentals of statistical mechanics and many-body physics of interacting spin systems. Visit my website for more details.