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OSCAR-QUBE: diamond-based magnetic sensing in space

ESA’s ‘Orbit your thesis’ competition makes dream of UHasselt student team come true


An interdisciplinary team of UHasselt students saw their OSCAR-QUBE become the first diamond-based magnetometer to be launched into space. It will be used to conduct experiments on the International Space

The electrodes and microwave antenna on the diamond surface of the sensor were deposited in imec’s cleanroom.