Novel penning traps

Verdu, Jose (2014) Novel penning traps. In: Knoop, Martina, Madsen, Niels and Thompson, Richard C (eds.) Physics with trapped charged particles. Lectures from the Les Houches Winter School . Imperial College Press, London, pp. 275-287. ISBN 978-1-78326-404-9

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Penning traps are used in a wide variety of applications, such as mass spectrometry, high precision measurements of atomic and nuclear properties, antihydrogen production and others. The maturity achieved by Penning trap technology has recently led to several theoretical proposals about the construction of a quantum processor using trapped electrons. Novel scalable surface traps have been conceived of and actually built. However, the observation of a single trapped electron and the accurate measurement of its motional frequencies is still an open experimental challenge. At the University of Sussex a new approach has been introduced: the coplanar-waveguide Penning trap. We describe this trap in detail and discuss how the compensation of electric anharmonicities might allow for the observation of a single electron.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
Research Centres and Groups: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics Research Group
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Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2018 16:51
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