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Zooming Way in, Technique Offers Close-up of Electrons, Nuclei


October 2, 2008

Mikhail D. Lukin Providing a glimpse into the infinitesimal, physicists have found a novel way of spying on some of the universe's tiniest building blocks. Their "camera," described this week in the journal Nature, consists of a special "flaw" in diamonds that can be manipulated into sensitively monitoring magnetic signals from individual electrons and atomic nuclei placed nearby. Full Story

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