• Tiny Quantum Sensors Watch Materials Transform Under Pressure

    1 month ago - By News Center

    At left, natural diamonds glow under ultraviolet light owing to their various nitrogen-vacancy centers. At right, a schematic depicting the diamond anvils in action, with NV centers in the bottom anvil. The NV sensors glow a brilliant shade of red when excited with laser light. By probing the brightness of this fluorescence, the researchers were able to see how the sensors responded to small changes in their environment. (Credits: Norman Yao/Berkeley Lab; Ella Marushchenko)
    S ince their invention more than 60 years ago, diamond anvil cells have made it possible for scientists to recreate...
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