Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a method for creating nanodiamonds, which may be key in the advent of quantum computing.
The nanodiamonds are NV (nitrogen vacancy) doped. They work much like a P-N semiconductor, in that they have a gap in the tetrahedral structure that allows it to take on different shapes depending on the electrical current or laser applied to it. Engineers can look into more detail about how P-N semiconducting works, and then build on that to delve into more detail on how this NV doped tetrahedral structure works. Engineers and Computer Science students should look at binary logic and understand the basics of how computers work.
Quantum computing is the future of computing as its use of superposition and entanglement allow for far faster processing speeds compared to the binary logic (1 and 0) that current computers use. Engineers and Physics students should look into entanglement and superposition of atoms and electrons. Finally, Chemistry students should look at the paragraph in the article that deals with the actual creation of the nanodiamonds, and look at how certain physical structures can be created in laboratory conditions, and how carbon forms different types of bonds.