AMA Innovation Prize goes to Leipzig this year
15.05.2023 - This year, the AMA awards its innovation award to Quantum Technologies for their magnetic field quantum sensor
On May 8th, the AMA Association for Sensor and Measurement Technology (AMA) awarded the winning team from Quantum Technologies GmbH the AMA Innovation Award at the SMSI 2023 – Sensor and Measurement Science International Conference in Nuremberg. The purely optical quantum magnetometer convinced the jury members from research and industry across the board with its innovative approach and high market relevance. The development team, consisting of Robert Staacke, Lutz Langguth, Romy Müller and Dominik Rajsp from Quantum Technologies GmbH in Leipzig, will receive prize money of 10,000 euros and a special 'Young Company' prize.
The QT-RH105 from Quantum Technologies is a fiber-coupled magnetic field sensor that precisely measures the magnetic field strength purely optically. This quantum sensor uses the magnetic field dependence of the spin states of nitrogen vacancies, so-called NV centers, in diamond and their fluorescence. The sensor head is no thicker than a human hair, chemically inert, non-magnetic, non-conductive and therefore galvanically isolated. Compared to conventional semiconductor sensors, this opens up completely new areas of application in magnetic field sensors. The development was funded by the BMBF project FKZ:13N15491.
Brochure with all submissions 2023
All accepted submissions will be published with a brief description of the innovation in the brochure 'AMA Innovation Award 2023 - the applicants', which can be downloaded online free of charge.
Applications for the Innovation Award 2024
Application forms for the AMA Innovation Award 2024 will be available from the end of October 2023. Individuals or development teams from companies and institutes can apply. Click here for further information.