Diamond NV Center (image) DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Share Print E-Mail 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 Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.