Engineered fluorescent nanodiamond
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Nanodiamonds are grown under conditions where diamond-like organic seed molecules do not decompose. This permits engineered growth of fluorescent nanodiamonds wherein a custom designed seed molecule can be incorporated at the center of a nanodiamond. By substituting atoms at particular locations in the seed molecule it is possible to achieve complex multi-atom diamond color centers or even to engineer complete quantum registers. In addition, it is possible to grow ultra-small nanodiamonds, wherein each nanodiamond, no matter how small, can have at least one bright and photostable fluorescent emitter.
Hemmer, Philip; Zapata, Todd; Struzhkin, Viktor; Fei, Yingwei (3/30). Engineered fluorescent nanodiamond. United States. Patent and Trademark Office; Texas A&M University. Libraries. Available electronically from