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Team Creates MRI for the Nanoscale

February 13, 2013

a tiny defect, called a nitrogen vacancy An international team of researchers including the City College of New York and the University of Stuttgart have opened the door for MRI technology at the nanoscale. Using tiny defects in diamonds, they sensed the magnetic resonance of molecules to peer down to the level of atoms. Full Story

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