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Snapshots of diamond spins

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Defects in diamond crystals possess rare physical properties that can enable new forms of technology. Unlocking this potential requires rapid quantum-state measurement, a 'quantum snapshot', which has now been achieved.

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Figure 1: Today, as in 1877 when Eadweard Muybridge photographed a horse in motion, it is crucial to be able to perform measurements that are fast on the timescale of the natural dynamics of an object.

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Morton, J., Benjamin, S. Snapshots of diamond spins. Nature Phys 7, 929–930 (2011) doi:10.1038/nphys2148

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