Technology: Nitrogen Impregnated Diamond May Be Next Big Thing In MRI

The potential magnetic field sensing system improves on current technology by working at room temperature. The inclusion of the nitrogen, which also occurs naturally, creates a transducer which when impinged by an appropriate wavelength of green light flouresces red.  Plus or minus spin can be detected by minor variations in the amplitude of the flourescence. The finding is a byproduct of work by researchers working at the Joint Quantum Institute, MIT and Texas A&M University.

Diamonds May Be the Ultimate MRI Probe, Say Quantum Physicists

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