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Implanting diamonds with flaws offers key technology for quantum communications


July 5, 2018

Diamonds are prized for their purity, but their flaws might hold the key to a new type of highly secure communications. Princeton University researchers are using diamonds to preserve fragile quantum information over long distances. Full Story

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