Not too hard to handle: some other uses of diamond

Diamond certainly is a material that is very hard to handle. But control it at the atomic level and you can actually mould it to some very sophisticated uses. You may, for example, be able to create the ultimate building block for the future quantum computer. Or you may be able to image individual molecules, down to their exact atomic layout. That is exactly what Mohamed Abobeih did. Read more about his scenic route towards fault-tolerant qubits here.