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“On-demand generation of neutral and negatively-charged silicon-vacancy centers in diamond”, S. Dhomkar, P. Zangara, C.A. Meriles, submitted. 

“Near-deterministic activation of single-photon emitters in hexagonal boron nitride”, N. Proscia, Z. Shotan, H. Jayakumar, P. Reddy, M. Dollar, A. Alkauskas, M.W. Doherty, C.A. Meriles, V.M. Menon, submitted.

“Long-distance excitation of nitrogen-vacancy centers in diamond via propagating surface spin waves”, D. Kikuchi, K. Hayashi, A. Laraoui, N. Mizuochi, M. Hatano, E. Saitoh, Y. Kim, C.A. Meriles, T. An, submitted. Available as arXiv: 1708.00596.

“Room temperature, optically-driven tunnelling and back-tunnelling of defect-trapped electrons”, S. Dhomkar, P. Zangara, J. Henshaw, N.B. Manson, M.W. Doherty, A. Alkauskas, C.A. Meriles, submitted.

“Non-volatile quantum memory enables sensor unlimited nanoscale spectroscopy of finite quantum systems”, M. Pfender, N. Aslam, H. Sumiya, S. Onoda, P. Neumann, J. Isoya, C.A. Meriles, J. Wrachtrup, Nature Commun., in press. Available as arXiv: 1610.05675v1.

“Spin dynamics of ZnSe-ZnTe nanostructures grown by migration-enhanced molecular beam epitaxy”, V. Deligiannakis, S. Dhomkar, H. Ji, D. Pagliero, I.L. Kuskovsky, C.A. Meriles, M.C. Tamargo, J. Appl. Phys. 121, 115702 (2017).


“Photo-induced modification of single photon emitters in hexagonal boron nitride”, Z. Shotan, H. Jayakumar, C.R. Considine, M. Mackoit, H. Fedder, J. Wrachtrup, A. Alkauskas, M.W. Doherty, V.M. Menon, C.A. Meriles, ACS Photonics 3, 2490 (2016).

“Long-term data storage in diamond”, S. Dhomkar, J. Henshaw, H. Jayakumar, C.A. Meriles, Science Adv. 2, e1600911 (2016). Also available as arXiv:1610.09022

“Optical patterning of trapped charge in nitrogen-doped diamond”, H. Jayakumar, J. Henshaw, S. Dhomkar, D. Pagliero, A. Laraoui, N.B. Manson, R. Albu, M.W. Doherty, C.A.. Meriles, Nature Commun. 7, 12660 (2016). Also available as arXiv:1609.03085.

“Towards a room-temperature spin quantum bus in diamond via optical spin injection, transport and detection”, M.W. Doherty, C.A. Meriles, A. Alkauskas, H. Fedder, M.J. Sellars, N.B. Manson, Phys. Rev. X 6, 041035 (2016). Available as arXiv:1511.08559.


“Imaging thermal conductivity with nanoscale resolution using a scanning spin probe”, A. Laraoui, H. Aycock-Rizzo, X. Lu, Y. Gao, E. Riedo, C.A. Meriles, Nature Commun. 6, 8954 (2015)Available as arXiv:1511.06916.

“Probing molecular dynamics at the nanoscale via an individual paramagnetic center”, T.M. Staudacher, N. Raatz, S. Pezzagna, J. Meijer, F. Reinhard, C.A. Meriles, J. Wrachtrup, Nature Commun. 6, 8527 (2015).  Available as arXiv:1507.05921.

“Imaging nuclear spins weakly coupled to a probe paramagnetic center”, D. Pagliero, A. Laraoui, C.A. Meriles, Phys. Rev. B 91, 205410 (2015). Available as arXiv:1512.00499.


“Recursive polarization of nuclear spins in diamond at arbitrary magnetic fields”, D. Pagliero, A. Laraoui, J. Henshaw, C.A. Meriles, Appl. Phys. Lett. 105, 242402 (2014). Available as arXiv:1412.5441.

“Generation of spin-polarized currents via cross-relaxation with dynamically pumped paramagnetic impurities”, C.A. Meriles, M.W. Doherty, Appl. Phys. Lett., 105, 022403 (2014). Available asarXiv:1407.7438.

“Dynamic nuclear spin polarization of liquids and gases in contact with nanostructured diamond”, D. Abrams, M.E. Trusheim, D. Englund, M.D. Shattuck, C.A. Meriles, Nano Letters 14, 2471 (2014).

“Scalable Fabrication of High Purity Diamond Nanocrystals with Long-Spin-Coherence Nitrogen Vacancy Centers”, M. E. Trusheim, L. Li, A. Laraoui, E.H. Chen, O. Gaathon, H. Bakhru, T. Schroeder, C.A. Meriles, D. Englund, Nano Letters 14, 32 (2014). ASAP article, published online 11/13, DOI: 10.1021/nl402799u. Highlighted by, IOP, Dec 2013.


“Near-band-gap photo-induced nuclear spin dynamics in semi-insulating GaAs: Hyperfine- and quadrupolar-driven relaxation”, Y. Li, J.P. King, J.A. Reimer, C.A. Meriles, Phys. Rev. B, 88, 235211 (2013). Available as arXiv:1401.2534.

“Approach to dark spin cooling in a diamond nanocrystal”, A. Laraoui, C.A. Meriles, ACS Nano 7, 3403 (2013). Available as arXiv:1507.05921.

“Rapid prototyping of a liquid core waveguide in a microfluidic PDMS channel for optical sensing”, F. Song, J.Xiao, D.Pagliero, C.A. Meriles, S-W Seo, Opt. Eng. 52, 04404 (2013).

“High-Resolution Correlation Spectroscopy of 13C Spins Near a Nitrogen-Vacancy Center in Diamond”, A. Laraoui, F. Dolde, C. Burk, F. Reinhard, J. Wrachtrup, C.A. Meriles, Nature Commun. 4, 1651 (2013). Available as arXiv:1305.1536.

“Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy on a (5nm)^3 volume of liquid and solid samples”, T. Staudacher, F. Shi, S. Pezzagna, J. Meijer, J. Du, C.A. Meriles, F. Reinhard, J. Wrachtrup, Science 339, 561 (2013). Accompanied by a perspective article in Science. Highlighted byPhysics Today, Nature News, Materials Today, Nature Methods, MIT Technology Review, (IOP), PhysOrg, Scientific American, and others.


“Nitrogen-Vacancy-assisted magnetometry of paramagnetic centers in an individual diamond nanocrystal” A. Laraoui, J.S. Hodges, C.A. Meriles, Nano Letters 12, 3477 (2012).

“Optically re-writable patterns of nuclear magnetization in Gallium Arsenide”, J.P. King, Y. Li, L. C.A. Meriles, J.A. Reimer, Nature Communications 3, 918 (2012). Highlighted by US News & World Report, NSF Innovators, Physics News, Photonics News, Science News, EurekAlert, Physics Org, Nano Patents and Innovations, ScienceDaily, Science Blog, NanoWerk,and others.


“Resonant enhancement of polarization conversion in microdisk resonators”, L. Deych, C.A. Meriles, V. Menon, Appl. Phys. Lett. 99, 241107 (2011).

“Magneto-optical contrast in liquid-state optically-detected NMR spectroscopy”, D. Pagliero, C.A. Meriles, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 108,19510 (2011).

“Rotating frame spin dynamics of a Nitrogen-Vacancy center in a diamond nanocrystal”, A. Laraoui, C.A. Meriles, Phys. Rev. B 84, 161403 (2011). Available as arXiv:1110.2280v.

“The diamond Nitrogen-Vacancy center as a probe of random fluctuations in a nuclear spin ensemble”, A. Laraoui, J.S. Hodges, C. Ryan, C.A. Meriles, Phys. Rev. B 84, 104301. Available as arXiv:1104.2546.

“Helicity-independent OPNMR in Gallium Arsenide”, Y. Li, J.P. King, L. Peng. M.C. Tamargo, J.A. Reimer, C.A. Meriles, Appl. Phys. Lett. 98, 112101 (2011).

“Approach to high-frequency, cavity-enhanced Faraday rotation in a fluid”, D. Pagliero, Y. Li, S. Fisher, C.A. Meriles, Appl. Optics 50, 648 (2011).


“Time-resolved optically-detected NMR of fluids at high-magnetic field”, D. Pagliero, W. Dong, D. Sakellariou, C.A. Meriles,  J. Chem. Phys.133, 154505 (2010). Accompanied by a perspective article in AIPNewsWise (AIP), and highlighted by EurekAlert, SpectroscopyNow,Science Today News, Physics News, Science Daily, Nano Werk,LifeSciencesWorld,and others.

“Magnetometry of random AC magnetic fields using a single Nitrogen-Vacancy center”, A. Laraoui, J.S. Hodges, C.A. Meriles, Appl. Phys. Lett. 97, 143104 (2010). Available as arXiv:1009.0316. Selected for simultaneous publication in the Virtual Journal of Nanotechnology.

“Imaging mesoscopic nuclear spin noise with a diamond magnetometer ”, C.A. Meriles, J. Liang, G. Goldstein, P. Cappellaro, J. Hodges, J. Maze, M.D. Lukin, , J. Chem. Phys. 133, 124105 (2010). Available as arXiv:1004.5426. Selected for JCP Online Research Highlights.Selected for simultaneous publication in the Virtual Journal of Nanotechnology. Among the top-20 most downloaded articles, Oct 2010.

“Dependence of electron spin relaxation times on the crystal orientation of CdTe epitaxial layers grown on (100)ZnSe/GaAs substrates”, Q. Zhang, X. Liu, Y. Li, D. Pagliero, A. Shen, C.A. Meriles, M.C. Tamargo, Phys. Stat. Sol. (c) 7, 1665 (2010).

“Controlled growth of (001) or (111) CdTe epitaxial layers on (001) GaAs by molecular beam epitaxy and study of their electron spin relaxation times”, Q. Zhang, Y. Li, D. Pagliero, W. Charles, A. Shen, C.A. Meriles, M.C. Tamargo, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. 28, C3D1 (2010).

“Optical pumping of nuclear magnetization in GaAs/AlGaAs quantum wells of variable electron density”, B. Li, P. Coles, J.A. Reimer, P. Dawson, C.A. Meriles, Sol. State Comm. 150, 450 (2010) .


“Helicity-independent optical pumping of nuclear magnetization in bulk CdTe”, W. Dong, B. Li, Q. Zhang, M.C. Tamargo, C.A. Meriles, Phys. Rev. B 80, 045211 (2009).

“ Control of crystal orientation of CdTe epitaxial layers grown on (001) GaAs with ZnSe buffer layer by molecular beam epitaxy”, Q. Zhang, W. Charles, B. Li, A. Shen, C.A. Meriles, M.C. Tamargo, J. Cryst. Growth 311, 2603 (2009).

“Detection of long-range dipole-dipole interactions between nuclear spins in distant solids”, W Dong, CA Meriles, Chem. Phys. Lett. 470, 313 (2009).

“Ex-Situ magnetic resonance volume imaging”, V Demas, J Franck, L Bouchard, D Sakellariou, CA Meriles, R Martin, J Reimer, A Pines,Chem. Phys. Lett. 467, 398 (2009).


“Optical detection of NMR in organic fluids”, CA Meriles, Concepts Magn. Reson.Part A 32A , 79 (2008).


“Electron spin dynamics in Fe-doped InP”, B. Li, M.C. Tamargo, C.A. Meriles, Appl. Phys. Lett. 91, 222114 (2007).

“Indirect detection of NMR via geometry-induced long-range dipolar fields, revisited”, W. Dong, C.A. Meriles, J. Magn. Reson. 186, 330 (2007).


“Theory of MRI in the presence of zero to low magnetic fields and tensor imaging field gradients”, C.A. Meriles, D. Sakellariou, A. Trabesinger,J. Magn. Reson. 182, 106 (2006).

“Toward ex-situ phase encoded spectroscopic imaging”, V. Demas, C.A. Meriles, D. Sakellariou, S-I. Han, J.A. Reimer, A. Pines, Concepts Magn. Reson. B 29B, 137 (2006).

“Indirect detection of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance via geometrically-induced long-range dipolar fields”, C.A Meriles, W. Dong, J. Magn. Reson. 181, 331 (2006).


“Optical detection of nuclear magnetic resonance at the sub-micron scale”, C.A. Meriles, J. Magn. Reson. 176, 207 (2005).

“High-resolution NMR spectroscopy with a portable single-sided sensor”, J. Perlo, V. Demas, F. Casanova, C.A. Meriles, J. Reimer, A. Pines, B. Blümich, Science 308, 1279 (2005). Highlighted by Science News, Nature News, SpectroscopyNow, IEEE Spectrum Online,,Science Daily, and others.

“Zero to low-field MRI with averaging of concomitant gradient fields”, C.A Meriles, A.Trabesinger, V. Demas, A. Pines, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sciences USA 102, 1840 (2005).

“NMR in rotating magnetic fields: Magic angle field spinning”, D. Sakellariou, C.A. Meriles, R.W. Martin, A. Pines, Magn. Reson. Imag. 23, 295 (2005).

Prior to 2005

“High-resolution NMR of static samples by rotation of the magnetic field”, C.A. Meriles, D. Sakellariou, A. Moulé, M. Goldman, A. Pines, J. Magn. Reson. 169, 13 (2004).

“Shim Pulses’ for NMR spectroscopy and imaging”, D. Topgaard, R.W. Martin, D. Sakellariou, C.A. Meriles, A Pines, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sciences USA 101, 17576 (2004).

“3D phase-encoded chemical shift MRI in the presence of inhomogeneous fields”, V. Demas, C.A. Meriles, S-I. Han, J. Reimer, A. Pines, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sciences USA101, 8845 (2004).

“Advances in Ex-Situ Nuclear Magnetic Resonance”, D. Sakellariou, C.A. Meriles, A. Pines, Compt. Rend. Phys. 5, 337 (2004).

“High-Resolution NMR of anisotropic samples with spinning away from the magic angle”, D. Sakellariou, C.A. Meriles, R. Martin, A. Pines,Chem. Phys. Lett. 377, 333 (2003).

“High-resolution NMR spectra of disordered solids”, D. Sakellariou, S.P. Brown, A. Lesage, S. Hediger, M. Bardet, C.A. Meriles, A. Pines, L. Emsley, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 125, 4376 (2003). See perspective article ”Sharper Spectra”, S. Borman, Chem. & Eng. News, 81, 9, Apr 2003.

“Broadband phase modulation by adiabatic pulses”, C.A. Meriles, D. Sakellariou, A. Pines, J. Magn. Reson. 164, 177 (2003). Cover page article.

“Variable rotation composite pulses for high resolution nuclear magnetic resonance using inhomogeneous magnetic and radio-frequency fields”, D. Sakellariou, C.A. Meriles, A. Moulé, A. Pines, Chem. Phys. Lett. 363, 25 (2002).

“Resolved magic-angle spinning of an-isotropic samples in inhomogeneous fields”, C.A. Meriles, D. Sakellariou, A Pines, Chem. Phys. Lett.358, 391 (2002).

“Two-Dimensional high-resolution NMR spectra in matched B0 and B1 field gradients”, H. Heise, D. Sakellariou, C.A. Meriles, A. Moule, A. Pines, J. Magn. Reson. 156, 146 (2002).

“Approach to high resolution ex-situ NMR”, C.A. Meriles, D. Sakellariou, H. Heise, A Moulé, A. Pines, Science 293, 82 (2001). Some perspective articles are ”Out-of-magnet experience”, Chemical and Engineering News; ”Turning magnetic resonance inside out”, P. Weiss, Science News 160, 73, 2001; ”NMR shakes off its coil”, NMR Knowledge Base, “Possibility of ex-situ NMR spectroscopy”, MRS Bulletin, etc.

“Revision of spin echoes in Nuclear Quadrupole Resonance”, C.A. Meriles, J. Magn. Reson. 149, 188 (2001).

“X-ray diffraction study of powdered p-chloronitrobenzene”, C.A. Meriles, J.F. Schneider, Y.P. Mascarenhas, A.H. Brunetti, J. Appl. Cryst. 33, 71 (2000).

“The crystal structure of p-chlorobromobenzene and p-chloroiodobenzene”, C.A. Meriles, R.H. de Almeida Santos, M.T. do Prado Gambardella, J. Ellena, Y.P. Mascarenhas, A.H. Brunetti, J. Mol. Struct. 513, 245 (1999).

“Short-range orientational correlation in the disordered crystal of 1-chloro-4-iodo-benzene”, C.A. Meriles, S.C. Pérez, A.E. Wolfenson, A.H. Brunetti, J. Chem. Phys. 110, 7392 (1999).

“Lattice dynamics and structural instabilities in Biphenyl Sulfone derivatives”, J.F. Schneider, H.C. Panepucci, M.C. dos Santos, C.A. Meriles, L.A. de O. Nunes, J. Phys. Soc. of Japan 68, 493 (1999).

“The ordered phase of p-Chloronitrobenzene studied by Raman spectroscopy”, C.A. Meriles, J. Schneider, L.A. de O. Nunes, A.H. Brunetti, J. Phys. Soc. Japan 67, 1296 (1998).

“The dynamics of the nitro group in the solid phase of m-Chloronitrobenzene studied by Raman spectroscopy and 35Cl NQR”, J. Schneider, C.A. Meriles, L.A. de O. Nunes, S.C. Pérez, J. Mol. Struct. 447, 13 (1998).

“Order-disorder phase transformation kinetics in p-Chloronitrobenzene studied by NQR”, C.A. Meriles, S.C. Pérez, C.A. Schurrer, A.H. Brunetti, Phys. Rev. B 56, 14374 (1997).

“Nuclear Quadrupole spin-lattice relaxation due to molecular reorientations in crystals with orientational disorder”, CA Meriles, SC Pérez and AH Brunetti, J. Chem. Phys. 107, 1753 (1997).

“Order-disorder phase transition in p-chloronitrobenzene”; C.A. Meriles, S.C. Pérez, A.H. Brunetti; Phys. Rev. B. 54, 7090 (1996).

“A new ordered phase in p-chloronitrobenzene detected by NQR”, C.A. Meriles, S.C. Pérez , A.H. Brunetti;  J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 8, L95 (1996).

“Optical detection of nuclear magnetic resonance at the sub-micron scale”, CA Meriles, US Patent 7,199,584 (2007).

“Low-field magnetic resonance imaging”, A. Pines, C.A. Meriles, A. Trabesinger, D. Sakellariou, V. Demas, US Patent 7,750,633 (2010).

“Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Detections in Inhomogeneous Magnetic Fields”, A. Pines, Pines, Daniel Topgaard, Dimitrios Sakellariou, R.W. Martin, Carlos A. Meriles, US Patent 7,439,738 (2008).

“Method and apparatus for high-resolution ex-situ NMR”, A. Pines, C.A. Meriles, D. Sakellariou, H. Heise, A. Moule, US Patent 6,674,282 (2002).