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, home to Nobel Laureates Jacobus Henricus van ‘t Hoff and Simon van der Meer, amongst many other great scientists. We are 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.


Sep. 7, 2023

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

August 25, 2023

Congrats to Samer on obtaining a Veni fellowship! Looking forward to collaborate.

August, 2023

Two new papers on the arXiv! One on spin-wave-superconductor interaction, and one on magnetic imaging of CrSBr.

July 09, 2023

Congrats to Brecht Simon on obtaining her PhD degree!!

June 1, 2023

Welcome to Samuel Mañas Valero - a new Postdoc in our lab! - And congrats on obtaining a Marie Curie!

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