Dear colleagues,

exciting times for Ion Trappers! Honors and congratulations go to our friend and colleague Dave Wineland, who has been awarded the 
Nobel prize 2012 together with Serge Haroche  - just in case somebody has missed the news ;-)

We really would like our website to be a tool for all of you, but we rely on your input. A new category has been introduced summarizing publications by lab. Please check that the details for your research group are correct, and if not (or missing) please send the updated information to

Your editorial team

If you want to organize a workshop in the frame of the COST Action in 2013, please contact Martina before 30 November 2013.


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. Registration is still open.

COST Science Night on 4 December 2012 in Brussels with a presentation about our Action !!

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Clemson University (South Carolina,US) seeks candidates to fill one or more open faculty positions at the tenure-track Assistant Professor or higher level to begin August 16, 2013. Possible topic concerning highly-charged ions in an EBIT. Details available at or contact Chad Sosolik


Cooling and stabilization by collisions in a mixed ion–atom system
K. Ravi, Seunghyun Lee, Arijit Sharma, G. Werth, and S.A. Rangwala
Nature Communications 3, 1126 (2012)

Stability analysis of ion motion in asymmetric planar ion traps
Fayaz A. Shaikh and Arkadas Ozakin
J. Appl. Phys. 112, 074904 (2012)

Intrinsic phonon effects on analog quantum simulators with ultracold trapped ions
C.-C. Joseph Wang and J. K. Freericks
Phys. Rev. A 86, 032329 (2012)

Ion-neutral-atom sympathetic cooling in a hybrid linear rf Paul and magneto-optical trap
D. S. Goodman, I. Sivarajah, J. E. Wells, F. A. Narducci, and W. W. Smith
Phys. Rev. A 86, 033408 (2012)

Entangled states of trapped ions allow measuring the magnetic field gradient produced by a single atomic spin
F. Schmidt-Kaler and R. Gerritsma
Euro. Phys. Lett., 99 53001

Bethe logarithm for the H2+ and HD+ molecular ions
Vladimir I. Korobov and Zhen-Xiang Zhong
Phys. Rev. A 86, 044501 (2012)

Cooling by heating in the quantum optics domain

D. Z. Rossatto, A. R. de Almeida, T. Werlang, C. J. Villas-Boas, and N. G. de Almeida
Phys. Rev. A 86, 035802 – Published 26 September 2012

Collecting more than half the fluorescence photons from a single ion
Robert Maiwald, Andrea Golla, Martin Fischer, Marianne Bader, Simon Heugel, Benoit Chalopin, Markus Sondermann, and Gerd Leuchs
Phys. Rev. A 86, 043431 (2012)

Space-Time Crystals of Trapped Ions
Tongcang Li, Zhe-Xuan Gong, Zhang-Qi Yin, H. T. Quan, Xiaobo Yin, Peng Zhang, L.-M. Duan, and Xiang Zhang
Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 163001 (2012)

A study of hyperfine transitions of singly ionized praseodymium (141Pr+) using collinear laser ion beam spectroscopy
N. Akhtar, N. Anjum, H. Huhnermann and L. Windholz
Eur. Phys. J. D, Vol. 66, 10 (2012)

The anti standard-ordered distribution function in the Paul trap and its non-classical indicator
S. Talebi Motlagh and F. Taati-Asil
Eur. Phys. J. D, Vol. 66, 10 (2012)

Rank-based model selection for multiple ions quantum tomography
Madalin Guta, Theodore Kypraios and Ian Dryden
New J. Phys. 14, 105002 (2012)

Double-β transformations in isobaric triplets with mass numbers A=124, 130, and 136
D. A. Nesterenko, K. Blaum, M. Block, C. Droese, S. Eliseev, F. Herfurth, E. Minaya Ramirez, Yu. N. Novikov, L. Schweikhard, V. M. Shabaev, M. V. Smirnov, I. I. Tupitsyn, K. Zuber, and N. A. Zubova
Phys. Rev. C 86, 044313 (2012)

The Low-temperature Nuclear Spin Equilibrium of H+ 3 in Collisions with H2
F. Grussie, M. H. Berg, K. N. Crabtree, S. Gärtner, B. J. McCall, S. Schlemmer, A. Wolf, and H. Kreckel
ApJ759, 21 (2012) 

Q value and half-life of double-electron capture in 184Os
C. Smorra, T. R. Rodríguez, T. Beyer, K. Blaum, M. Block, Ch. E. Düllmann, K. Eberhardt, M. Eibach, S. Eliseev, K. Langanke, G. Martínez-Pinedo, Sz. Nagy, W. Nörtershäuser, D. Renisch, V. M. Shabaev, I. I. Tupitsyn, and N. A. Zubova
Phys. Rev. C 86, 044604 (2012)

Single Ion as a Three-Body Reaction Center in an Ultracold Atomic Gas
Arne Harter, Artjom Krukow, Andreas Brunner, Wolfgang Schnitzler, Stefan Schmid, and Johannes Hecker Denschlag
Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 123201 (2012)

Testing Three-Body Quantum Electrodynamics with Trapped Ti20+ Ions: Evidence for a Z-dependent Divergence Between Experiment and Calculation
C. T. Chantler, M. N. Kinnane, J. D. Gillaspy, L. T. Hudson, A. T. Payne, L. F. Smale, A. Henins, J. M. Pomeroy, J. N. Tan, J. A. Kimpton, E. Takacs, and K. Makonyi
Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 153001 (2012)

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Editorial team: Martina Knoop, Irene Marzoli, Kevin Sheridan