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Levitating Nanodiamond Research

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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. Read the full story here: http://bit.ly/nanodiamond-purdue Learn more about Tongcang Li's lab: https://sites.google.com/site/litongcang 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 Learn more about Purdue Engineering: http://engineering.purdue.edu/ Facebook: http://facebook.com/PurdueEngineering Twitter: https://twitter.com/PurdueEngineers @PurdueEngineers Contact us: purdueengineeringvideo@gmail.com Purdue's College of Engineering is among the largest in the United States and includes 13 academic programs, all with high rankings. U.S. News and World Report ranks Purdue's College of Engineering in the Top 10 nationwide: no. 6 for graduate programs and no. 9 for undergraduate programs, with four schools ranking in the top five for undergraduate programs: Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Civil Engineering, Aeronautics and Astronautics, and Industrial Engineering. Our Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ABE) graduate program has been ranked no.1 for seven consecutive years, and ABE's undergraduate program has been ranked no.1 for five consecutive years.