molecular ion and atom trapping group
We are an experimental group that works with trapped molecular ions and on novel atom traps. By laser-cooling co-trapped atomic ions, we can sympathetically cool the molecular ions to milliKelvin temperatures, where velocities and environmental interactions are reduced and where novel molecular control becomes possible. Potential applications of our research range from particle physics to chemistry to astrophysics. In our atom trap research, we are exploring the use of surface plasmon fields to make arrays of neutral atom traps near a surface.
- June 2016: Manuscript on Noise reduction of a Libbrecht-Hall current driver published in Rev. Sci. Inst.
- June 2016: Chris Seck accepts a job as a research scientist at GTRI
- May 2016: Manuscript on Raman sideband cooling using a Zeeman interval published in Phys. Rev. A
- April 2016: Zeke Tung accepts a tenure track job at National Tsing Huan University, Taiwan
- Feb 2016: Manuscript on ion chain thermometry published in EJMS
- Jan 2016: Manuscript on ablation-source nozzle design published in J. Phys. B
- Dec 2015: Mark Kokish receives the Chemistry Department Joseph Lambert award for junior graduate research
- Aug 2015: Matt Dietrich takes a tenure-track job as an Assistant Physicist at Argonne National Lab
- Apr 2015: Manuscript on Doppler amplification of trapped 3-level ions published in New J. Phys.
- Sep 2014: Manuscript on broadband rotational cooling published in Nat. Commun.