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Contact: Lynn Yarris
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Diamond NV Center

Caption: This is an atomic representation of an NV center in a diamond lattice in which a nitrogen atom fills one missing carbon site and the other missing carbon site is left vacant. The nuclear spin of the nearby carbon-13 atom has been hyperpolarized.

Credit: Image courtesy of Bajaj and Pines

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