Operation of a planar Penning trap

  • F. GalveEmail author
  • P. Fernández
  • G. Werth
Atomic Physics


We demonstrate experimentally the confinement of electrons in a novel planar Penning trap. Measurement of the eigenfrequencies of the trapped electron cloud exhibits similar behaviour as in conventional 3-dimensional penning traps. The trap may be of future use in quantum computing schemes using single cold electrons.


39.10.+j Atomic and molecular beam sources and techniques 03.67.Lx Quantum computation 52.27.Jt Nonneutral plasmas 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Johannes-Gutenberg-University, Institut fuer PhysikMainzGermany

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