Awschalom Group: Publications Latest

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  1. “Imaging dynamically-driven strain at the nanometer-scale using stroboscopic Scanning X-ray Diffraction Microscopy,” S. J. Whiteley, F. J. Heremans, G. Wolfowicz, D. D. Awschalom, M. V. Holt. arXiv, 1808.04920, 2018

  2. “Probing spin-phonon interactions in silicon carbide with Gaussian acoustics,” S. J. Whiteley, G. Wolfowicz, C. P. Anderson, A. Bourassa, H. Ma, M. Ye, G. Koolstra, K. J. Satzinger, M. V. Holt, F. J. Heremans, A. N. Cleland, D. I. Schuster, G. Galli, D. D. Awschalom. arXiv, 1804.10996, 2018

Recent Publications

  1. “Quantum control of surface acoustic-wave phonons,” K. J. Satzinger, Y. P. Zhong, H.-S. Chang, G. A. Peairs, A. Bienfait, M.-H. Chou, A. Y. Cleland, C. R. Conner, E. Dumur, J. Grebel, I. Gutierrez, B. H. November, R. G. Povey, S. J. Whiteley, D. D. Awschalom, D. I. Schuster, A. N. Cleland. Nature, 563, 661-665, 2018

  2. “Atomic layer deposition of titanium nitride for quantum circuits,” (Featured on cover) A. Shearrow, G. Koolstra, S. J. Whiteley, N. Earnest, P. S. Barry, F. J. Heremans, D. D. Awschalom, E. Shirokoff, D. I. Schuster. Appl. Phys. Lett., 113, 212601, 2018

  3. “National Science Foundation-Sponsored Workshop Report on Midscale Instrumentation to Accelerate Progress in Quantum Materials,” Collin Broholm, David D. Awschalom, Daniel S. Dessau, and Laura H. Greene, September 2018. Available at

  4. “Quantum technologies with optically interfaced solid-state spins,” D. D. Awschalom, R. Hanson, J. Wrachtrup, B. B. Zhou. Nat. Photonics, 12, 516-527, 2018

  5. “Strain annealing of SiC nanoparticles revealed through Bragg coherent diffraction imaging for quantum technologies,” S. O. Hruszkewycz, S. Maddali, C. P. Anderson, W. Cha, K. C. Miao, M. J. Highland, A. Ulvestad, D. D. Awschalom, F. J. Heremans. Phys. Rev. Materials, 2, 086001, 2018

  6. “Electrometry by optical charge conversion of deep defects in 4H-SiC,” G. Wolfowicz, S. J. Whiteley, D.D. Awschalom. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 201806998, 2018

  7. “Microscale resolution thermal mapping using a flexible platform of patterned quantum sensors,” P. Andrich, J. Li, X. Liu, F. J. Heremans, P. F. Nealey, D. D. Awschalom. Nano Lett., 2018

  8. “Opportunities for Basic Research for Next-Generation Quantum Systems,” David Awschalom and Hans Christen, Chairs, Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, 2018. Available at

  9. “Stark tuning and electrical charge state control of single divacancies in silicon carbide,” (Editor's Pick) C. F. de las Casas, D. J. Christle, J. Hassan, T. Ohshima, N. T. Son, D. D. Awschalom. Appl. Phys. Lett., 111, 262403, 2017

  10. “Optical charge state control of spin defects in 4H-SiC,” G. Wolfowicz, C. P. Anderson, A. L. Yeats, S. J. Whiteley, J. Niklas, O. G. Poluektov, F. J. Heremans, D. D. Awschalom. Nature Communications, 8, 1876, 2017

  11. “Helicity dependent photocurrent in electrically gated (Bi,Sb)2Te3 thin films,” Y. Pan, Q. Wang, A. L. Yeats, T. Pillsbury, T. C. Flanagan, A. Richardella, H. Zhang, D. D. Awschalom, C. Liu, N. Samarth. Nature Communications, 8, 1037, 2017

  12. “Holonomic quantum control by coherent optical excitation in diamond,” B. B. Zhou, P. C. Jerger, V. O. Shkolnikov, F. J. Heremans, G. Burkard, D. D. Awschalom. Phys. Rev. Lett., 119, 140503, 2017

  13. “Addressing spin states with infrared light,” A. L. Falk. Science Perspectives, 357, 649, 2017

  14. “Local optical control of ferromagnetism and chemical potential in a topological insulator,” A. L. Yeats, P. J. Mintun, Y. Pan, A. Richardella, B. B. Buckley, N. Samarth, D. D. Awschalom. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 114, 10379, 2017

  15. “Stretchable persistent spin helices in GaAs quantum wells,” F. Dettwiler, J. Fu, S. Mack, P. J. Weigele, J. C. Egues, D. D. Awschalom, and D. M. Zumbühl. Phys. Rev. X, 7, 031010, 2017

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