GRADUATE Research Associate in Advanced NanoMagnetic Imaging

January 2014

Graduate research associate position is available starting immediately to participate in construction and use of advanced low-temperature optical magnetometer based on nitrogen - vacancy centers in diamonds (NV centers). This is a full PhD project in Physics, Chemistry or Engineering, depending on the home Department. The project involves construction of the device, setting up data acquisition hard- and soft- ware and, ultimately, operation of the device to measure magnetic properties of nano- and meso- scale magnetic systems, such as magnetic nanoparticles and nanoislands, magneto – tactic bacteria, bio-inspired nanomaterials and superconductors. The measurements will be compared with other magnetic field mapping techniques, such as magnetic – force microscope, spin – polarized STM and scanning SQUID.


  • J. M. Taylor et al., “High-sensitivity diamond magnetometer with nanoscale resolution”,
    Nature Physics 4, 810 - 816 (2008). doi:10.1038/nnano.2012.50
  • P. Maletinsky et al., “A robust scanning diamond sensor for nanoscale imaging with single nitrogen-vacancy centres”,
    Nature Nanotechnology 7, 320 - 324 (2012). doi:10.1038/nnano.2012.50
  • D. Le Sage et al., “Optical magnetic imaging of living cells”,
    Nature 496, 486 – 489 (2013). doi:10.1038/nature12072
Prof. Ruslan Prozorov (see AmesLab page and personal page)
office: A119 Zaffarano
phone: 515-294-9901
Ames Laboratory/Iowa State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer