August 10, 2011 /

Search and Discovery: Nanodiamonds are promising quantum probes of living cells

Even in a complex electromagnetic environment, the spin of a single point defect in diamond can be used as a sensitive magnetometer.

R. Mark Wilson
Physics Today / Volume 64 / Issue 8
August 2011, page 17

Magnetic resonance techniques work by detecting the response of electronic or nuclear spins as they are manipulated by an applied magnetic field. But magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy remain…