Welcome to the Van der Sar Lab

Welcome! Our lab uses electronic sensor spins in diamond to study spin and charge transport in condensed-matter systems, ranging from magnets to 2D materials and quantum devices.

The magnetic fields generated by spins and currents provide a unique window into condensed-matter physics. We study these fields at the nanoscale using the excellent sensitivity and broad temperature operability of the nitrogen-vacancy (NV) sensor spin in diamond. Please see this review in Nature Reviews Materials for background and our Research section.

Our experiments involve single-spin magnetic resonance, single-photon photoluminescence microscopy, atomic-force microscopy, cryogenics, and microwave engineering.

We are located at Delft University of Technology and part of the Department of Quantum Nanoscience as well as the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience.

We are looking for talented and passionate Master students and PhDs. You can find more information here! (more info)

We are grateful for funding from Delft University of Technology, NWO, the Frontiers in Nanoscience program, and the Kavli Foundation.


April 1, 2024

We are organizing the international conference ‘Magnons on an island 2024’, to be held Sep. 16-20 on the beautiful island of Texel in the Netherlands. Registration and abstract submission will open March 1. We will have invited talks as well as contributed talks and posters!

March 31, 2024

Samer has moved to the group of Marcos Guimarães in Groningen on a VENI fellowship.

March 8, 2024

We contributed to a roadmap on Magnetic Microscopy in the Journal of Physics Materials

Oct. 27, 2023

Our paper on the interaction between spin waves and superconductors has been published in Science!

Sep. 7, 2023

Our paper on magnetic imaging of CrSBr has been published in npj 2D Materials and Applications!

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