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RAP opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology     NIST

Chip-scale atomic magnetometers


Physical Measurement Laboratory, Time and Frequency Division

opportunity location
50.68.82.C0807 Boulder, CO

NIST only participates in the February and August reviews.


name email phone
John E. Kitching 303.497.4083


Magnetometers based on the precession of atomic spins in a alkali atom vapor cell have recently reached sensitivities comparable to the best superconducting magneti sensors. In addition, they can be made compact and low-power through the use of laser pumping and silicon micromaching. This proejct develops compact magentic sensors than combine high sensitivity and accuracy with vector field readout and manufacturability. We design novel sensor instruments, test their performance and then use them in applications such as low-field nuclear magnetic resonance or deployment on space platforms.

key words
Magnetometer; Chip-scale; Device, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance; Quantum Sensor; Quantum Technology


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$82,764.00 $3,000.00
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