A spin-based technique is able to measure the center-of-mass motion of a 2D crystal of trapped ions to a precision 40 times below the object’s zero-point energy.
[Physics] Published Thu Jun 29, 2017
Experiments show that the mass of an object determines whether it slides down a sandy slope, which may explain why insect predators called antlions can trap ants in sand pits. [Physics] Published Thu Aug 03, 2017
Author(s): Nils Huntemann A novel method for cooling trapped ions could boost the accuracy of atomic clocks. [Physics 10, 9] Published Mon Jan 30, 2017
For the first time, a team of researchers under the leadership of TU Darmstadt has succeeded in measuring the transition between energy levels of the lithium-like ions of bismuth with such precision that it has become possible to re...
A new ion microscope with nanometer-scale resolution builds up images using single ions emitted one at a time from an ion trap. [Physics] Published Wed Jul 20, 2016