Dear colleagues,

summer time ! And before you leave on holiday, please think about the possibility to leave on STSM or send your PhD student on an exchange visit. In order to spend our budget the most efficiently, we must know how many possible exchanges we will finance before the end of the year. If you have a project (and even if it is not finalized), please let us know before 8 September 2012 by simple email ( Any project not declared by then, will have to wait for 2013.

Hope to meet you in Obergurgl !
Your editorial team


We would like to show some photos etc of Wolfgang Lange together withe the movie about the Science Festival in Turku, where he has given a talk. Please send your (high definition) media to (or send a link for download).


The second edition of the ECTI conference is scheduled from 9-14 September in Obergurgl/Austria. Participation is limited to 120 researchers and is now full. Please, contact the Organizers to be placed on a waiting list. Registration at the reduced fee of euro 450,00 is possible until 30 June 2012.  Details HERE.
FUNTRAP 12- the workshop on Fundamental Interactions with Atom & Ion Traps, will be held at the Weizmann Institute of Science on December 2-6, 2012.
Free (but required) registration, as well as abstract submission are now open at
Last day for abstract submission is August 15, 2012.

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

Quantum Atomic, Molecular, and Plasma Physics Summer School 2012 (QuAMP 2012)
Queen's University of Belfast (UK), 9-13 September 2012


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Coulomb-crystallised molecular ions in traps: methods, applications, prospects
Stefan Willitsch
Int. Rev. Phys. Chem., 10.1080/0144235X.2012.667221 (2012)

Experimental g factor of hydrogenlike silicon-28
B. Schabinger, S. Sturm, A. Wagner, J. Alonso, W. Quint, G. Werth and K. Blaum
Eur. Phys. J. D, Vol. 66, 71 (2012)

Direct mass measurements of cadmium and palladium isotopes and their double-B transition Q values
C. Smorra, T. Beyer, K. Blaum, M. Block, Ch. E. Dullmann, K. Eberhardt, M. Eibach, S. Eliseev, Sz. Nagy, W. Nortershauser, and D. Renisch
Phys. Rev. C, Vol. 85, 027601 (2012)

Cavity QED with atomic mirrors
D E Chang, L Jiang, A V Gorshkov and H J Kimble
New J. Phys., Vol. 14, 063003 (2012)

Tunable ion–photon entanglement in an optical cavity
A. Stute, B. Casabone, P. Schindler, T. Monz, P. O. Schmidt, B. Brandstatter, T. E. Northup and R. Blatt
Nature, Vol. 485, 482–-485 (2012)

Engineered two-dimensional Ising interactions in a trapped-ion quantum simulator with hundreds of spins
Joseph W. Britton, Brian C. Sawyer, Adam C. Keith, C.-C. Joseph Wang, James K. Freericks, Hermann Uys, Michael J. Biercuk and John J. Bollinger
Nature, Vol. 484, 489--492 (2012)

An elementary quantum network of single atoms in optical cavities
Stephan Ritter, Christian Nolleke, Carolin Hahn, Andreas Reiserer, Andreas Neuzner, Manuel Uphoff, Martin Mücke, Eden Figueroa, Joerg Bochmann and Gerhard Rempe
Nature, Vol. 484, 195--200 (2012)

Photon-assisted-tunneling toolbox for quantum simulations in ion traps
Alejandro Bermudez, Tobias Schaetz and Diego Porras
New J. Phys., Vol. 14, 053049 (2012)

Spatially-resolved potential measurement with ion crystals
M. Brownnutt, M. Harlander, W. Hansel and R. Blatt
Appl. Phys. B., 10.1007/s00340-012-5032-7 (2012)

Electronic detection of a single particle in a coplanar-waveguide Penning trap
A. Al-Rjoub and J. Verdu
Appl. Phys. B., 10.1007/s00340-012-5069-7 (2012)

Suitability of linear quadrupole ion traps for large Coulomb crystals
D. A. Tabor, V. Rajagopal, Y.-W. Lin and B. Odom
Appl. Phys. B., 10.1007/s00340-012-5058-x (2012)

Designer Spin Pseudomolecule Implemented with Trapped Ions in a Magnetic Gradient
A. Khromova, Ch. Piltz, B. Scharfenberger, T. F. Gloger, M. Johanning, A. F. Varón, and Ch. Wunderlich
Phys. Rev. Lett., Vol. 108, 220502 (2012)

Spectroscopy and Thermometry of Drumhead Modes in a Mesoscopic Trapped-Ion Crystal Using Entanglement
Brian C. Sawyer, Joseph W. Britton, Adam C. Keith, C.-C. Joseph Wang, James K. Freericks, Hermann Uys, Michael J. Biercuk, and John J. Bollinger
Phys. Rev. Lett., Vol. 108, 213003 (2012)

Spatial distribution of ions in a linear octopole radio-frequency ion trap in the space-charge limit
Takuya Majima, Gabriele Santambrogio, and Christof Bartels
Phys. Rev. A, Vol. 85, 053414 (2012)

Micromotion in trapped atom-ion systems
Le Huy Nguyen, Amir Kalev, Murray D. Barrett, and Berthold-Georg Englert
Phys. Rev. A, Vol. 85, 052718 (2012)

Dark-state laser cooling of a trapped ion using standing waves
Shuo Zhang, Chun-Wang Wu, and Ping-Xing Chen
Phys. Rev. A, Vol. 85, 053420 (2012)

Nonequilibrium phonon dynamics in trapped-ion systems
T. Dutta, M. Mukherjee, and K. Sengupta
Phys. Rev. A, Vol. 85, 063401 (2012)

Individual Hyperfine States in Cold Trapped Molecular Ions and Application to HD+ Frequency Metrology
U. Bressel, A. Borodin, J. Shen, M. Hansen, I. Ernsting, and S. Schiller
Phys. Rev. Lett., Vol. 108, 183003 (2012)

Level lifetimes dominated by electric-dipole forbidden decay rates in the ground configuration of doubly charged rare gas ions (Ne2+, Ar2+, Kr2+, Xe2+)
E. Träbert 
Comm. At. Mol. Opt. Phys. / Physica Scripta 85, 048101 (2012)

M1 and E2 decay dependent lifetime of the lowest 1S0 level in C-like ions up to Ne4+ measured at a heavy-ion storage ring
E. Träbert, M. Grieser, R. v. Hahn, C. Krantz, R. Repnow, A. Wolf
New J. Phys. 14, 023061 (2012)
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Editorial team: Martina Knoop, Irene Marzoli, Kevin Sheridan