Designer diamonds could one day help build a quantum internet

A defect-riddled, boron- and silicon-laced synthetic is a real gem at storing and sending data

human-made diamond

GLITZY HARDWARE  A new kind of human-made diamond (the clear material across the middle of this optical microscope image, measuring about 4 by 10 millimeters) laced with silicon and boron could be used to build better quantum memory devices.

Brendon Rose

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