Towards wide-field imaging of brain slices using a quantum diamond microscope (Conference Presentation)

Adam Wojciechowski, Mürsel Karadas, Louise Frellsen, Axel Thielscher, Nils Ole Dalby, Alexander Huck, Ulrik Lund Andersen

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Unravelling the mysteries of the complex neural network dynamics of the brain is of utmost importance to science as it might lead to a deeper understanding of perception, cognition and consciousness. Numerous techniques are being used for brain imaging including intracellular electrophysiology, calcium imaging and microelectrode arrays imaging. However, all these technologies are facing severe limitations in the spatio-temporal resolutions and are thus unable to resolve fast real-time single neuron activity over a larger area of the brain. I will discuss our recent efforts in developing a new technique for neuroscience that offer wide-field brain imaging with unprecedented spatio-temporal resolution. It is based on magnetic field sensing of the neuron activity using magneto-optically sensitive Nitrogen-Vacancy color centers in a diamond crystal combined with light microscopy.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationQuantum Communications and Quantum Imaging XVI
PublisherSPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication date2018
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventSPIE Optical Engineering + Applications 2018 - San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, United States
Duration: 19 Aug 201823 Aug 2018
Conference number: 10744


ConferenceSPIE Optical Engineering + Applications 2018
LocationSan Diego Convention Center
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Internet address
SeriesProceedings of SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering


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