Dr. Brendan Shields



Department of Physics
University of Basel
Klingelbergstrasse 82
4056 Basel, Switzerland


Since 2014:Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Basel.
2006 - 2014:Masters and PhD studies in Physics at Harvard University. Thesis: Diamond platforms for nanoscale photonics and metrology (Lukin Group)
2002 - 2006:Bachelor studies in Physics at MIT. Thesis: Loading a planar RF Paul trap from a cold Yb+ Source (Vuletic Group)

Selected Publications

Low Charge-Noise Nitrogen-Vacancy Centers in Diamond Created Using Laser Writing with a Solid-Immersion Lens
V. Yurgens, J. A. Zuber, S. Flågan, M. De Luca, B. J. Shields, I. Zardo, P. Maletinsky, R. J. Warburton, T. Jakubczyk
ACS Photonics (2021)

Parabolic Diamond Scanning Probes for Single-Spin Magnetic Field Imaging
N. Hedrich, D. Rohner, M. Batzer, P. Maletinsky, B. J. Shields
Phys. Rev. Applied 14, 064007 (2020)

(111)-oriented, single crystal diamond tips for nanoscale scanning probe imaging of out-of-plane magnetic fields 
D. Rohner, J. Happacher, P. Reiser, M. A. Tschudin, A. Tallaire, J. Achard, B. Shields, P. Maletinsky 
Appl. Phys. Lett. 115, 192401 (2019)

Current-Induced Nucleation and Dynamics of Skyrmions in a Co-based Heusler Alloy 
W. Akhtar, A. Hrabec, S. Chouaieb, A. Haykal, I. Gross, M. Belmeguenai, M.S. Gabor, B. Shields, P. Maletinsky, A. Thiaville, S. Rohart, and V. Jacques 
Phys. Rev. Applied 11, 034066 (2019)

Nanomagnetism of magnetoelectric granular thin-film antiferromagnets
P. Appel, B. J. Shields, T. Kosub, N.Hedrich, R. Hübner, J. Faßbender, D. Makarov, P. Maletinsky
Nano Letters (2019)

Efficient Extraction of Light from a Nitrogen-Vacancy Center in a Diamond Parabolic Reflector
N.H. Wan, et al.
Nano Lett. (2018)

Deterministic Enhancement of Coherent Photon Generation from a Nitrogen-Vacancy Center in Ultrapure Diamond
D. Riedel, et al.
Phys. Rev. X 7, 031040 (2017)

Purely antiferromagnetic magnetoelectric random access memory
T. Kosub, et al.
Nature Communications 8, 13985 (2017)

Efficient readout of a single spin state in diamond via Spin-to-Charge Conversion
B.J. Shields, et. al. 
Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 136402 (2015)

Coupling of NV centers to photonic crystal nanobeams in diamond
B.J.M Hausmann, B.J. Shields, et. al. 
Nanoletters 13(12), 5791 (2013)

Deterministic coupling of a single nitrogen vacancy center to a photonic crystal cavity
D. Englund, B.J. Shields, et. al. 
Nanoletters 10(10), 3922 (2010)