New carbon allotrope could have a variety of applications
Physicists set guidelines for qubit candidates
Scientists Discover Material Harder Than Diamond
(PhysOrg.com) -- Currently, diamond is regarded to be the hardest known material in the world. But by considering large compressive pressures under indenters, scientists have calculated that a material called ...
Researchers extend electron spin in diamond for incredibly tiny magnetic detectors
(Phys.org) —From brain to heart to stomach, the bodies of humans and animals generate weak magnetic fields that a supersensitive detector could use to pinpoint illnesses, trace drugs – and maybe even ...
Use of laser light yields versatile manipulation of a quantum bit
By using light, researchers at UC Santa Barbara have manipulated the quantum state of a single atomic-sized defect in diamond –– the nitrogen-vacancy center –– in a method that not only allows for ...
'Building block' of quanutm networks created
(Phys.org)—A proof-of-concept device that could pave the way for on-chip optical quantum networks has been created by a group of researchers from the US.
Nanoscale MRI being developed
Crystals from chaos: Physicists observe new form of carbon
(Phys.org) -- A team of scientists led by Carnegie's Lin Wang has observed a new form of very hard carbon clusters, which are unusual in their mix of crystalline and disordered structure. The material is ...
Diamond in the rough: Half-century puzzle solved
(Phys.org) -- A Yale-led team of mineral physicists has for the first time confirmed through high-pressure experiments the structure of cold-compressed graphite, a form of carbon that is comparable in hardness ...
Quantum storage system with long-term memory
(Phys.org) -- Credit cards which are completely fraud-proof and passports which cannot be forged: quantum physics could make both of these possible. This is explained by the fact that the quantum mechanical ...
Quantum computer built inside a diamond
Diamonds are forever or, at least, the effects of this diamond on quantum computing may be. A team that includes scientists from USC has built a quantum computer in a diamond, the first of its kind to include protection ...
Researchers find simple and cheap way to mass-produce graphene nanosheets
Mixing a little dry ice and a simple industrial process cheaply mass-produces high-quality graphene nanosheets, researchers in South Korea and Case Western Reserve University report.
Space diamonds reveal supernova origins
Space diamonds may now be an astrophysicist's best friend.
Vibration rocks for entangled diamonds
(PhysOrg.com) -- Diamonds are celebrated for their enduring beauty and hardness but they can also be a physicists best friend.