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Colored diamonds are a superconductor's best friend
March 6, 2014
Nitrogen-vacancy centers--flaws in a diamond's crystal lattice that produce color--have received much attention for their sensitivity to magnetic fields. University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Los Angeles, and Ben-Gurion researchers have now used N-V diamond sensors to detect the tiny magnetic fluctuations that occur on the surface of high-temperature superconductors in hopes of discovering how these much ballyhooed but still mysterious materials work.
University of California, Berkeley
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