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The right ambience for a single spin

Long-lived single electron spins are crucial for quantum computation and for understanding spin dynamics. A remarkably long lifetime — of the order of minutes — has now been obtained for a solid-state system. See Letter p.242

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Figure 1: Energy-level structure of spin systems.

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Flatté, M. The right ambience for a single spin. Nature 503, 205–206 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1038/503205a

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