Dear colleagues,

many exciting news this year, a wonderful Ion Trapper's conference, lots of new ideas and collaborations, 2012 has been a rich year for ion trapping !!  There are many more things to come in this bustling Action, so stay tuned for 2013 !

We wish you all a peaceful and joyous end of 2012, and a magnificent 2013 !

Your editorial team

You can already apply for STMSs for 2013. Minimum stay is 1 week, maximum 3 months. Take this unique opportunity to join another lab of the Action. Details on our website.


2013 programme is finalized - SAVE  THE DATES.  Details will be published soon on the website

2 - 5 April 2013          QION, WG3 meeting in Obergurgl/AT

17 - 21 June 2013      CAMEL workshop, Nessebar/BG

21 - 30 July 2013      International School 'Enrico Fermi' on Trapped Ions, Varenna/IT

2 - 5 Sept 2013         Cold Molecules, WG4 meeting, Arosa/CH

21 - 25 Oct 2013       IonTech2, WG1 and MC meeting, Paris/F

15 - 18 Dec 2013      Quantum Simulations, WG2 meeting, Brighton/UK

Postdoc position: H2+ Metrology Project in the group of Pr. Laurent Hilico at Kastler Brossel Laboratory Paris. Further details here.

Postdoc position at CERN: High precision measurement of the magnetic moment of the antiproton, ULMER IRU group. Details

Postdoc position: Fibre Coupled Ion-Photon Interface in the group of Dr. Matthias Keller at University of Sussex ITCM group. Further details here.


Quantum Simulation of Small-Polaron Formation with Trapped Ions
Vladimir M. Stojanovic, Tao Shi, C. Bruder, and J. Ignacio Cirac
Phys. Rev. Lett. 109 250501 (2012)

Quantum Walks with Nonorthogonal Position States
R. Matjeschk, A. Ahlbrecht, M. Enderlein, Ch. Cedzich, A. H. Werner, M. Keyl, T. Schaetz, and R. F. Werner
Phys. Rev. Lett. 109 240503 (2012)

Comparison of Two Independent Sr Optical Clocks with 1x10^(-17) Stability at 10^3 s
T. L. Nicholson, M. J. Martin, J. R. Williams, B. J. Bloom, M. Bishof, M. D. Swallows, S. L. Campbell, and J. Ye
Phys. Rev. Lett. 109 230801 (2012)

Single Ions Trapped in a One-Dimensional Optical Lattice
Martin Enderlein, Thomas Huber, Christian Schneider, and Tobias Schaetz
Phys. Rev. Lett. 109 233004 (2012)

Pinning an Ion with an Intracavity Optical Lattice
Rasmus B. Linnet, Ian D. Leroux, Mathieu Marciante, Aurelien Dantan, and Michael Drewsen
Phys. Rev. Lett. 109 233005 (2012)

Millikelvin Reactive Collisions between Sympathetically-Cooled Molecular Ions and Laser-Cooled Atoms in an Ion-Atom Hybrid Trap
Felix H. J. Hall and Stefan Willitsch
Phys. Rev. Lett. 109 233202 (2012)

State-selected ion-molecule reactions with Coulomb-crystallized molecular ions in traps
Xin Tong, Tibor Nagy, Juvenal Yosa Reyes, Matthias Germann, Markus Meuwly, Stefan Willitsch
Chem. Phys. Lett. 547 1-8 (2012)

All-optical broadband excitation of the motional state of trapped ions
K. Sheridan, N. Seymour-Smith, A. Gardner, M. Keller
Eur. Phys. J. D, Vol. 66, 289 (2012)

Sisyphus cooling of electrically trapped polyatomic molecules
Martin Zeppenfeld et al.
Nature 491, 570–573 (2012)

Resonant charge transfer of 3He2 + with 4He(1s2) at energies below 1 eV
C Kyriakides, B S Clarke, W M O'Donnell, B Zygelman and V H S Kwong
J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 45, 235701 (2012)

The anti standard-ordered distribution function in the Paul trap and its non-classical indicator
S. Talebi Motlagh, F. Taati-Asil
Eur. Phys. J. D 66, 257 (2012)

Implementation of a quantum cloning machine via an ion-trap system
Tao Wu, Bao-Long Fang, and Liu Ye
J. Opt. Soc. America B 29, 2749-2753 (2012)

Generalized Ramsey Excitation Scheme with Suppressed Light Shift
N. Huntemann, B. Lipphardt, M. Okhapkin, Chr. Tamm, and E. Peik and A. V. Taichenachev and V. I. Yudin
Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 213002 (2012)

Digital Quantum Simulation of the Holstein Model in Trapped Ions
A. Mezzacapo, J. Casanova, L. Lamata, and E. Solano
Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 200501 (2012)

88Sr+ 445-THz Single-Ion Reference at the 10-17 Level via Control and Cancellation of Systematic Uncertainties and Its Measurement against the SI Second
Alan A. Madej, Pierre Dubé, Zichao Zhou, John E. Bernard, and Marina Gertsvolf
Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 203002 (2012)

Single-Ion Heat Engine at Maximum Power
O. Abah, J. Roßnagel, G. Jacob, S. Deffner, F. Schmidt-Kaler, K. Singer, and E. Lutz
Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 203006 (2012)

Sideband cooling of atoms with the help of an auxiliary transition
Zhen Yi, Wen-ju Gu, and Gao-xiang Li
Phys. Rev. A 86, 055401 (2012)

Trapping molecular ions formed via photo-associative ionization of ultracold atoms
Scott T. Sullivan, Wade G. Rellergert,Svetlana Kotochigova, Kuang Chen, Steven J. Schowalter, and Eric R. Hudson
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2011, 13, 18859–18863

Internal state thermometry of cold trapped molecular anions
R. Otto, A. von Zastrow, T. Best, R. Wester 
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 15, 612 (2013)

Nuclear-spin-dependent parity violation in diatomic molecular ions
A. Borschevsky, M. Ilias, V. A. Dzuba, K. Beloy, V. V. Flambaum, and P. Schwerdtfeger
Phys. Rev. A 86, 050501(R) (2012)

Blackbody radiation shift of the B+ clock transition
Yongjun Cheng and J. Mitroy
Phys. Rev. A 86, 052505 (2012)

Cooling the motion of a trapped atom with a cavity field
Marc Bienert and Giovanna Morigi
Phys. Rev. A 86, 053402 (2012)

Reactive collisions of trapped anions with ultracold atoms
J. Deiglmayr, A. Göritz, T. Best, M. Weidemuller, and R. Wester
Phys. Rev. A 86, 043438 (2012)

Optically induced structural phase transitions in ion Coulomb crystals
Peter Horak, Aurelien Dantan, and Michael Drewsen
Phys. Rev. A 86, 043435 (2012)

Highly Charged Ions as a Basis of Optical Atomic Clockwork of Exceptional Accuracy
Andrei Derevianko, V. A. Dzuba, and V. V. Flambaum
Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 180801 (2012)

Atomic masses of strontium and ytterbium
Raman Rana, Martin Hocker, and Edmund G. Myers
Phys. Rev. A 86, 050502(R) (2012)

Efficient ground-state cooling of an ion in a large room-temperature linear Paul trap with a sub-Hertz heating rate
G. Poulsen, Y. Miroshnychenko, and M. Drewsen
Phys. Rev. A 86, 051402(R) (2012)

Light scattering in an optomechanical cavity coupled to a single atom
Daniel Breyer and Marc Bienert
Phys. Rev. A 86, 053819 (2012)

High-precision atomic clocks with highly charged ions: Nuclear-spin-zero f^12-shell ions
V. A. Dzuba, A. Derevianko, and V. V. Flambaum
Phys. Rev. A 86, 054501 (2012)

Erratum: Proposal for a scalable universal bosonic simulator using individually trapped ions [Phys. Rev. A 85, 062329 (2012)]
Hoi-Kwan Lau and Daniel F. V. James
Phys. Rev. A 86, 059905(E) (2012)

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