Dear colleagues,

we had a great conference in Obergurgl, exciting talks, lots of discussions, brilliant sunshine, and a little snow. Those who could not attend, can at least have a look at the conference photo on the website. Be sure to mark
the second half of September 2014 on your agenda for the next edition.
The management committee of the COST Action also met in that wonderful place, and the scientific program for 2013 is almost finalized. An  important item will once again be STSMs, and you can already apply now !!

Your editorial team

Kevin Sheridan has written an enthusiastic encouragement of Short Term Scientific Missions. Be sure to read it on our website.

Ofri Kahana, a high school student, has won the first prize of Israel national science fair  with a project on ion traps supervised by Haggai Landa from Tel Aviv University ! She will be attending the Nobel prize ceremony. Details in the article about girls and science here.


Reminder for the TSR@ISOLDE Workshop (29. – 30. October 2012)  to be held at CERN, Geneva. More

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.


Post-doctoral position is available in the field of gas phase photophysics/photochemistry at the PIIM in Marseille, France. Details here.

Postdoctoral position in experimental trapped-ion quantum communication is available in the Kielpinski group at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. Details here.
The Quantum Sciences and Technology Group at JPL has immediate openings for regular staff members as well as postdocs. Contact:

Optical Transitions in Highly Charged Californium Ions with High Sensitivity to Variation of the Fine-Structure Constant
J. C. Berengut, V. A. Dzuba, V. V. Flambaum, and A. Ong
Phys. Rev. Lett., Vol. 109, 070802 (2012)

Lifting of the trapping-potential during ion storage for multi-anion production in a Penning trap
F. Martinez, S. Bandelow, C. Breitenfeldt, G. Marx, L. Schweikhard, F. Wienholtz, F. Ziegler
Int. J. Mass Spectrom. 313, 30-35 (2012)

A Study of Octupolar Excitation for Mass-Selective Ion Centering in Penning Traps
M. Rosenbusch, Ch. Böhm, C. Borgmann, M. Breitenfeldt, A. Herlert, M. Kowalska, S. Kreim, G. Marx, S. Naimi, D. Neidherr, R. Schneider, L. Schweikhard
Int. J. Mass Spectrom. 314, 6-12 (2012)

A new Pulse-Pattern Generator based on LabVIEW FPGA
F. Ziegler, D. Beck, H. Brand, H. Hahn, G. Marx, L. Schweikhard
Nucl. Instrum. Meth. A 679, 1-6 (2012)

Two-electron emission after photoexcitation of metal-cluster dianions
A. Herlert and L. Schweikhard
New J. Phys. 14, 055015 (2012)

Electron binding energies from collisional activation of metal cluster dianions
A. Herlert and L. Schweikhard
Appl. Phys. B 107, 1031-1043 (2012)

First on-line Application of a Multi-Reflection Time-of-Flight Device for Mass Separation of Short-Lived Nuclei
R.N. Wolf, D. Beck, K. Blaum, Ch. Borgmann, F. Herfurth, M. Kowalska, S. Kreim, D. Lunney, V. Manea, S. Naimi, D. Neidherr, M. Rosenbusch, L. Schweikhard, F. Wienholtz, K. Zuber
Nucl. Instrum. Meth. A 686, 82-90 (2012)

A monolithic array of three-dimensional ion traps fabricated with conventional semiconductor technology
Guido Wilpers, Patrick See, Patrick Gill and Alastair G. Sinclair
Nature Nanotech., Vol. 7, 572-576 (2012)

Quantum state engineering in ion-traps via adiabatic passage
M. Amniat-Talab, M. Saadati-Niari and S. Guérin
Eur. Phys. J. D, Vol. 66, 8 (2012)

100-Fold Reduction of Electric-Field Noise in an Ion Trap Cleaned with In Situ Argon-Ion-Beam Bombardment
D. A. Hite, Y. Colombe, A. C. Wilson, K. R. Brown, U. Warring, R. J&oulm;rdens, J. D. Jost, K. S. McKay, D. P. Pappas, D. Leibfried, and D. J. Wineland
Phys. Rev. Lett., Vol. 109, 103001 (2012)

Coherent Diabatic Ion Transport and Separation in a Multizone Trap Array
R. Bowler, J. Gaebler, Y. Lin, T. R. Tan, D. Hanneke, J. D. Jost, J. P. Home, D. Leibfried, and D. J. Wineland
Phys. Rev. Lett., Vol. 109, 080502 (2012)

Controlling Fast Transport of Cold Trapped Ions
A. Walther, F. Ziesel, T. Ruster, S. T. Dawkins, K. Ott, M. Hettrich, K. Singer, F. Schmidt-Kaler, and U. Poschinger
Phys. Rev. Lett., Vol. 109, 080501 (2012)

Bosonic Josephson Junction Controlled by a Single Trapped Ion
R. Gerritsma, A. Negretti, H. Doerk, Z. Idziaszek, T. Calarco, and F. Schmidt-Kaler
Phys. Rev. Lett., Vol. 109, 080402 (2012)

Structural Transitions of Ion Strings in Quantum Potentials
Cecilia Cormick and Giovanna Morigi
Phys. Rev. Lett., Vol. 109, 053003 (2012)

Ultracold atoms: Cool ion chemistry
Paul S. Julienne
Nature Phys., Vol. 8, 642-643 (2012)

Controlling chemical reactions of a single particle
Lothar Ratschbacher, Christoph Zipkes, Carlo Sias and Michael Köhl
Nature Phys., Vol. 8, 649-652 (2012)

Optimization of two-dimensional ion trap arrays for quantum simulation
James D Siverns, Seb Weidt, Kim Lake, Bjoern Lekitsch, Marcus D Hughes and Winfried K Hensinger
New J. Phys., Vol. 14, 085009 (2012)

Loading of a surface-electrode ion trap from a remote, precooled source
Jeremy M. Sage, Andrew J. Kerman, and John Chiaverini
Phys. Rev. A, Vol. 86, 013417 (2012)

High-resolution laser microwave double-resonance spectroscopy of hyperfine splitting of trapped 113Cd+ and 111Cd+ ions
J. W. Zhang, Z. B. Wang, S. G. Wang, K. Miao, B. Wang, and L. J. Wang
Phys. Rev. A, Vol. 86, 022523 (2012)

Structure and interactions of ultracold Yb ions and Rb atoms
H. D. L. Lamb, J. F. McCann, and B. M. McLaughlin and J. Goold and N. Wells and I. Lane
Phys. Rev. A, Vol. 86, 022716 (2012)

Quantum quenches of ion Coulomb crystals across structural instabilities
Jens D. Baltrusch, Cecilia Cormick, and Giovanna Morigi
Phys. Rev. A, Vol. 86, 032104 (2012)

Dark-state suppression and optimization of laser cooling and fluorescence in a trapped alkaline-earth-metal single ion
T. Lindvall and M. Merimaa and I. Tittonen and A. A. Madej
Phys. Rev. A, Vol. 86, 033403 (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, Vol. 86, 033408 (2012)

Copyright © 2012 ITN | Published on behalf of the COST Action Ion Traps for Tomorrow's Applications
Editorial team: Martina Knoop, Irene Marzoli, Kevin Sheridan