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Diamonds take off

Nanodiamonds that are levitated by light and are equipped with internal spin provide a new platform for performing quantum and optomechanical experiments with massive, environmentally isolated objects.

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Figure 1: A schematic diagram of an optically trapped and levitated nanodiamond.


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Hammerer, K., Aspelmeyer, M. Diamonds take off. Nature Photon 9, 633–634 (2015).

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