Dear colleagues,

financial support for exchanges between research groups is one of our main tools in the frame of this network. These short term scientific missions can be from 1 week up to 3 months, and we try to give priority to young researchers (but there may be exceptions to the rule). All STSMs have been very successful up to now, and we strongly encourage you to consider them for you ! More details about how to apply, and what it looks like can be found on the website.

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Ion Tech will focus on technical aspects for ion trapping and probing. A very interesting program for this joint WG1/WG3 workshop in Siegen from 7-9 May 2012. Details here

The second edition of the ECTI conference is scheduled from 9-14 September in Obergurgl/Austria. The number of participants is limited to 120, and attendance is on invitation only. Please pre-register before 30 April 2012  HERE.

The 10th International Workshop on Non-Neutral Plasmas will take place in Greifswald, Germany, August 27-30, 2012. Details can be found HERE

The International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi" will host a course on "Metrology and Physical Constants"in Varenna (Italy),July 17-27, 2012. Deadline for application: May 5, 2012. Details can be found at

The International Conference on Precision Physics of Simple Atomic Systems 2012 (PSAS 2012) will take place from 10 through 15 June 2012 at Eltville - Germany. Registration deadline on May 31, 2012. For more information visit the conference  website  -  CORRECTED LINK


A postdoc position is available in the group of Pr. Laurent Hilico at the Laboratoire Kastler Brossel on "H2+ metrology: light ion sympathetic cooling for precision experiments". Details here.

A postdoc position is available in M Hass's group at the Weizmann Institute on "Precision measurements of the β−ν correlation in the decay of 6He using an electrostatic ion trap". Details here.


Quantum frequency estimation with trapped ions and atoms
U Dorner
New J. Phys., Vol. 14, 043011 (2012)

Experimental simulation and limitations of quantum walks with trapped ions
R Matjeschk, Ch Schneider, M Enderlein, T Huber, H Schmitz, J Glueckert and T Schaetz
New J. Phys., Vol. 14, 035012 (2012)

Quantum Interface between an Electrical Circuit and a Single Atom
D. Kielpinski, D. Kafri, M. J. Woolley, G. J. Milburn, and J. M. Taylor
Phys. Rev. Lett., Vol. 108, 130504 (2012)

Adiabatic Mach-Zehnder interferometer via an array of trapped ions
Y. M. Hu, M. Feng, and C. Lee
Phys. Rev. A., Vol. 85, 043604 (2012)

Highly charged ions in Penning traps: A new tool for resolving low-lying isomeric states
A. T. Gallant, M. Brodeur, T. Brunner, U. Chowdhury, S. Ettenauer, V. V. Simon, E. Mané, M. C. Simon, C. Andreoiu, P. Delheij, G. Gwinner, M. R. Pearson, R. Ringle, and J. Dilling
Phys. Rev. C., Vol. 85, 044311 (2012)

Interferometric thermometry of a single sub-Doppler-cooled atom
L. Slodicka, G. Hétet, N. Röck, S. Gerber, P. Schindler, M. Kumph, M. Hennrich, and R. Blatt
Phys. Rev. A., Vol. 85, 043401 (2012)

Heavy-ion storage-ring-lifetime measurement of metastable levels in the C-, N-, and O-like ions of Si, P, and S
E. Träbert, M. Grieser, J. Hoffmann, C. Krantz, R. Repnow, and A. Wolf
Phys. Rev. A., Vol. 85, 042508 (2012)

Single-Ion Nuclear Clock for Metrology at the 19th Decimal Place
C. J. Campbell, A. G. Radnaev, A. Kuzmich, V. A. Dzuba, V. V. Flambaum, and A. Derevianko
Phys. Rev. Lett., Vol. 108, 120802 (2012)

High-Accuracy Optical Clock Based on the Octupole Transition in 171Yb+
N. Huntemann, M. Okhapkin, B. Lipphardt, S. Weyers, Chr. Tamm, and E. Peik
Phys. Rev. Lett., Vol. 108, 090801 (2012)

Thick-film technology for ultra high vacuum interfaces of micro-structured traps
D. Kaufmann, T. Collath, M. T. Baig, P. Kaufmann, E. Asenwar, M. Johanning and C. Wunderlich
Appl. Phys. B., 10.1007/s00340-012-4951-7 (2012)

Sympathetic cooling of mixed-species two-ion crystals for precision spectroscopy
Jannes B. Wübbena, Sana Amairi, Olaf Mandel, and Piet O. Schmidt
Phys. Rev. A., Vol. 85, 043412 (2012)

Sympathetic Wigner-function tomography of a dark trapped ion
Safoura Mirkhalaf and Klaus Mølmer
Phys. Rev. A., Vol. 85, 042109 (2012)

Quantum simulations with trapped ions
R. Blatt & C. F. Roos
Nature Phys., Vol. 8, 277-284 (2012)

A molecular conveyor belt by controlled delivery of single molecules into ultrashort laser pulses
Steffen Kahra, Günther Leschhorn, Markus Kowalewski, Agustin Schiffrin, Elisabeth Bothschafter, Werner Fuß, Regina de Vivie-Riedle, Ralph Ernstorfer, Ferenc Krausz, Reinhard Kienberger & Tobias Schaetz
Nature Phys., Vol. 8, 238-242 (2012)

Robust trapped-ion quantum logic gates by continuous dynamical decoupling
A. Bermudez, P. O. Schmidt, M. B. Plenio, and A. Retzker
Phys. Rev. A., Vol. 85, 040302 (2012)

Two-photon laser excitation of trapped 232Th+ ions via the 402-nm resonance line
O. A. Herrera-Sancho, M. V. Okhapkin, K. Zimmermann, Chr. Tamm, and E. Peik, A. V. Taichenachev and V. I. Yudin, P. Glowacki
Phys. Rev. A., Vol. 85, 033402 (2012)

Observation of a rotational transition of trapped and sympathetically cooled molecular ions
J. Shen, A. Borodin, M. Hansen, and S. Schiller
Phys. Rev. A., Vol. 85, 032519 (2012)

Reconstructing the quantum state of oscillator networks with a single qubit
Tommaso Tufarelli, Alessandro Ferraro, M. S. Kim, and Sougato Bose
Phys. Rev. A., Vol. 85, 032334 (2012)

Observation of phonon hopping in radial vibrational modes of trapped ions
Shinsuke Haze, Yusuke Tateishi, Atsushi Noguchi, Kenji Toyoda, and Shinji Urabe
Phys. Rev. A., Vol. 85, 031401 (2012)

Hertz-level measurement of the 40Ca+ 4s 2 S1/2–3d 2 D5/2 clock transition frequency with respect to the SI second through the Global Positioning System
Y. Huang, J. Cao, P. Liu, K. Liang, B. Ou, H. Guan, X. Huang, T. Li, and K. Gao
Phys. Rev. A., Vol. 85, 030503 (2012)

Quantum simulation of neutrino oscillations with trapped ions
C Noh, B M Rodríguez-Lara and D G Angelakis
New J. Phys., Vol. 14, 033028 (2012)

Dynamics of laser-cooled Ca+ ions in a Penning trap with a rotating wall
S. Bharadia, M. Vogel, D. M. Segal and R. C. Thompson
Appl. Phys. B., 10.1007/s00340-012-4871-6 (2012)

Static-mirror ion capture and time focusing for electrostatic ion-beam traps and multi-reflection time-of-flight mass analyzers by use of an in-trap potential lift
Robert N. Wolf, Gerrit Marx, Marco Rosenbusch, Lutz Schweikhard
Int. J. Mass Spectrom., Vol. 313, 8-14 (2012)

Quantum logic for the control and manipulation of molecular ions using a frequency comb
S Ding and D N Matsukevich
New J. Phys., Vol. 14, 023028 (2012)

Quantum state preparation and control of single molecular ions
D Leibfried
New J. Phys., Vol. 14, 023029 (2012)

A novel, robust quantum detection scheme
B Hemmerling, F Gebert, Y Wan and P O Schmidt
New J. Phys., Vol. 14, 023043 (2012)

Collective strong coupling between ion Coulomb crystals and an optical cavity field: Theory and experiment
M. Albert, J. P. Marler, P. F. Herskind, A. Dantan, and M. Drewsen
Phys. Rev. A 85, 023818 (2012)

Structural phase transitions in multipole traps
M. Marciante, C. Champenois, A. Calisti and M. Knoop
Appl. Phys. B., 10.1007/s00340-012-4883-2 (2012)

Laser ablation loading of a radiofrequency ion trap
K. Zimmermann, M. V. Okhapkin, O. A. Herrera-Sancho and E. Peik
Appl. Phys. B., 10.1007/s00340-012-4884-1 (2012)

Synthesis of two-species ion chains for a new optical frequency standard with an indium ion
K. Hayasaka
Appl. Phys. B., 10.1007/s00340-012-4909-9

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