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May 10, 2024

Diamond plate with atomic-sized flaws

In this image, the clear wafer at the center of the confocal microscope is a diamond plate with atomic-sized flaws. Green, orange and red lasers excite these flaws to manipulate and measure them, which allows for measuring small magnetic fields at nanometer length scales.

[Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grant DMR 1752047.]

Learn more in the Princeton University news story That flawed diamond could be a quantum physicist's best friend. (Date of image: 2022; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: May 10, 2024)

Credit: David Kelly Crow/Princeton University

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