Dear Colleagues,

summer on the ion traps, and there are some preparations for a possible submittal of a new COST proposal. In principle, all European trapping groups have been contacted in a first step, all other groups will be in a later step. If you receive this newsletter, then you are somehow on the screen, but do not hesitate to propose other groups or colleagues, you think might be interested !!

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With a little delay, proceedings for the Varenna school are finally ready, and will be accessible in detail here.
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Workshop on Hybrid Atomic Quantum Systems, September 28th to 30th, 2015, at the Center for Optical Quantum Technologies (ZOQ) in Hamburg (Germany). More information can be found here
A 3-day international STIRAP symposium (  is planned in Kaiserslautern, Sept. 22 – 25, 2015

8th Symposium on Frequency Standards and Metrology, Potsdam/Germany, 12-16 October 2015

1st Edition of the International Conference for Young Quantum Information Scientists (YQIS), 16-17 November 2015
Gordon Research Conference on Molecular and Ionic Clusters, January 17-22, 2016 in Ventura, California. More info available HERE

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Please sent informations about your publications to

A frigid simulator for friction
Jelena Stajic
Science 348, 1102 (2015).

Controlling friction atom by atom
Ernst Meyer
Science 348, 1089 (2015).

Cooling of levitated graphene nanoplatelets in high vacuum
Pavel Nagornykh, Joyce E. Coppock and B. E. Kane
Appl. Phys. Lett. 106, 244102 (2015).

Characterization of a new electrostatic storage ring for photofragmentation experiments
H. B. Pedersen, A. Svendsen, L. S. Harbo, H. V. Kiefer, H. Kjeldsen, L. Lammich, Y. Toker and L. H. Andersen
Rev. Sci. Instrum. 86, 063107 (2015).

Fast accumulation of ions in a dual trap
M. R. Kamsap, C. Champenois, J. Pedregosa-Gutierrez, M. Houssin and M. Knoop
EPL 110, 63002 (2015)

Friction of a single atom measured with light
Davide Castelvecchi
Nature News & Comment 04 June 2015.

Ground-State Cooling of a Trapped Ion Using Long-Wavelength Radiation
S. Weidt, J. Randall, S. C. Webster, E. D. Standing, A. Rodriguez, A. E. Webb, B. Lekitsch, and W. K. Hensinger
Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 013002 (2015).

Manipulating entanglement against dissipation by pre- and post-measurements with initial system-environment correlations
Yan Yan, Jian Zou, Chao-Quan Wang, Bao-Ming Xu, Hai Li and Bin Shao
Eur. Phys. J. D (2015) 69: 154

Polarization of electric-field noise near metallic surfaces
Philipp Schindler, Dylan J Gorman, Nikos Daniilidis, and Hartmut Häffner
Phys. Rev. A 92, 013414 (2015).

Preparatory studies for a high-precision Penning-trap measurement of the 163Ho electron capture Q-value
F. Schneider, T. Beyer, K. Blaum, M. Block, S. Chenmarev, H. Dorrer, Ch. E. Düllmann, K. Eberhardt, M. Eibach, S. Eliseev et al.
Eur. Phys. J. A 51, 89 (2015).

Rabi lattice models with discrete gauge symmetry: Phase diagram and implementation in trapped-ion quantum simulators
Pedro Nevado and Diego Porras
Phys. Rev. A 92, 013624 (2015)

Stability of a trapped-atom clock on a chip
R. Szmuk, V. Dugrain, W. Maineult, J. Reichel, and P. Rosenbusch
Phys. Rev. A 92, 012106 (2015).

Tuning friction atom-by-atom in an ion-crystal simulator
Alexei Bylinskii, Dorian Gangloff, and Vladan Vuletić
Science 348, 1115 (2015).


Accessible quantification of multiparticle entanglement
Marco Cianciaruso, Thomas R. Bromley, Gerardo Adesso

Compact FPGA-based pulse-sequencer and radio-frequency generator for experiments with trapped atoms
Thaned Pruttivarasin, Hidetoshi Katori

Dark state cooling of a trapped ion using microwave coupling
Yong Lu, Jian-Qi Zhang, Jin-Ming Cui, Dong-Yang Cao, Shuo Zhang, Yun-Feng Huang, Chuan-Feng Li, Guang-Can Guo

Dissipative quantum control of a spin chain
Giovanna Morigi, Juergen Eschner, Cecilia Cormick, Yiheng Lin, Dietrich Leibfried, David J. Wineland

Experimental demonstration of a surface-electrode multipole ion trap
Mark Maurice, Curtis Allen, Dylan Green, Andrew Farr, Timothy Burke, Russell Hilleke, Robert Clark

Extending the applicability of an open-ring trap to perform experiments with a single laser-cooled ion
J.M. Cornejo, M. Colombano, J. Doménech, M. Block, P. Delahaye, D. Rodríguez

Influence of ion movement on the bound electron g-factor
Niklas Michel, Jacek Zatorski, Christoph H. Keitel

Ion trap with integrated time-of-flight mass spectrometer
Christian Schneider, Steven J. Schowalter, Peter Yu, Eric R. Hudson

Modulating carrier and sideband coupling strengths in a standing wave gate beam
Thomas E. deLaubenfels, Karl A. Burkhardt, Grahame Vittorini, J. True Merrill, Kenneth R. Brown, Jason M. Amini

Phase-stable free-space optical lattices for trapped ions
Christian Tomas Schmiegelow, Henning Kaufmann, Thomas Ruster, Jonas Schulz, Vidyut Kaushal, Max Hettrich, Ferdinand Schmidt-Kaler, Ulrich G. Poschinger

Trapped ion scaling with pulsed fast gates
C. D. B. Bentley, A. R. R. Carvalho, J. J. Hope

Universal non-monotonic structure in the saturation curves of MOT-loaded Na$^+$ ions stored in an ion-neutral hybrid trap: Prediction and observation
R. Blümel, J. E. Wells, D. S. Goodman, J. M. Kwolek, W. W. Smith

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Editorial team: Martina Knoop, Irene Marzoli, Alejandro Bermudez