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Related article: T. M. Hoang, J. Ahn, J. Bang, T. Li. "Electron spin control of optically levitated nanodiamonds in vacuum", Nature Communications, 7, 12250 (2016). DOI: 10.1038/ncomms12250
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Researchers have demonstrated how to control the “electron spin” of a nanodiamond while it is levitated with lasers in a vacuum, an advance that could find applications in quantum information processing, sensors and studies into the fundamental physics of quantum mechanics.