Quantum Diamonds

Joshua Nunn and Ian Walmsley

Can we demonstrate quantum mechanics at scales relevant to a human being? To find out, we turned to a beautiful gem that may just turn out to be a physicist’s best friend.



As we move through our lives, we find that the world around us behaves in familiar and predictable ways: particles do not act like waves; we can measure an object’s position without affecting its velocity; and our keys can only be in one place at a time (although we don’t always remember where that is).

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