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Capture of a single barium ion

Date:May 28, 2013
Single ions in a Paul trap.
Single ions in a Paul trap.

The TRIµP group has achieved capturing a single barium ion in a Paul trap. The images show Coulomb crystals formed by a decreasing number of laser-cooled ions as detected with an EMCCD camera. This forms an important step towards the planned experiments on single radium ions to measure atomic parity violation and build an ultra-stable optical clock.

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Last modified:July 04, 2014 21:37
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