, Volume 50, Issue 1, pp 97-102

Electrons in a cryogenic planar Penning trap and experimental challenges for quantum processing

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We report on trapping of clouds of electrons in a cryogenic planar Penning trap at T ≤100 mK. We describe the experimental conditions to load, cool and detect electrons. Perspectives for the trapping of a single electron and for quantum information processing are given.

An erratum to this article can be found online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1140/epjd/e2010-00021-0.