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Dark spins in the spotlight

A single nitrogen–vacancy centre can be used to probe the location of electron spins with subnanometre precision.

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Figure 1: Magnetometry using the nitrogen–vacancy (NV) centre in diamond.
Figure 2: Nano-MRI set-up17.


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Hollenberg, L. Dark spins in the spotlight. Nature Nanotech 9, 253–255 (2014).

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