JÖrg Wrachtrup

Physicist, Person


Who is JÖrg Wrachtrup?

Jörg Wrachtrup is a German physicist.

While working on his PhD thesis, he carried out the first electron spin resonance experiments on single electron spins. The work was done in close collaboration with and in the lab of M. Orrit at the CNRS Bordeaux. In the course of these studies also the first coherent experiments on single electron spins in a solid were successful. In subsequent investigations even electron nuclear double resonance which mark the first experiments on single nuclei has been achieved. While working at the Chemnitz University of Technology, he headed a research team that has, for the first time, detected the optical signal of a single defect center. The particular defect was the nitrogen-vacancy center in diamond. This pioneering work has created standards for numerous follow-up studies of individual N-V centers aiming at manipulations of individual nuclear spins in solids. All of the above achievements combined the following essential elements:

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on July 23, 2013


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