News and Views: The sense of colour centres

April 17, 2011 /

Single colour centres in diamond have already proved their merit for sensing magnetic fields with high sensitivity and spatial resolution. Now they have been shown to be effective atomic-scale probes of electric fields, too.

Dmitry Budker
Nature Physics 7, 453–454 (2011) doi:10.1038/nphys1989
Published online 17 April 2011

A defect in a diamond crystalline lattice where a substitutional nitrogen atom (N) sits next to a missing carbon atom….

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