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Nitrogen vacancy (NV)

Diamond is a carbon crystal. If you remove a carbon atom in the crystal lattice and replace it with a nitrogen atom, this results in the creation of electron vacancies, hence the term “nitrogen vacancy.” Nitrogen-vacancy (NV) centers have the property of reacting very sensitively to changes in the surrounding environment and to changes in the quantum state, and this property can be used as a sensor function. For this reason, a diamond with an NV center is counted as a "quantum sensor" and is attracting attention as a next-generation ultra-sensitive sensor. Nitrogen vacancy is an attractive qubit modality for quantum computation and quantum simulation since it has the ability to operate at room temperature.

Diamond NV center

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