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Charged Particle Traps II

Applications

  • Günther Werth
  • Viorica N. Gheorghe
  • Fouad G. Major

Part of the Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics book series (SSAOPP, volume 54)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-10
  2. Electromagnetic Trap Properties

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Güther Werth, Viorica N. Gheorghe, Fouad G. Major
      Pages 3-34
  3. Mass Spectrometry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 36-36
    2. Günther Werth, Viorica N. Gheorghe, Fouad G. Major
      Pages 37-54
    3. Günther Werth, Viorica N. Gheorghe, Fouad G. Major
      Pages 55-81
  4. Spectroscopy with Trapped Charged Particles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 84-84
    2. Güther Werth, Viorica N. Gheorghe, Fouad G. Major
      Pages 85-128
    3. Günther Werth, Viorica N. Gheorghe, Fouad G. Major
      Pages 129-159
    4. Günther Werth, Viorica N. Gheorghe, Fouad G. Major
      Pages 161-176
  5. Quantum Topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 178-178
    2. Günther Werth, Viorica N. Gheorghe, Fouad G. Major
      Pages 179-205
    3. Günther Werth, Viorica N. Gheorghe, Fouad G. Major
      Pages 207-256
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 1-20

About this book

Introduction

This, the second volume of Charged Particle Traps, is devoted to applications, complementing the first volume’s comprehensive treatment of the theory and practice of charged particle traps, their many variants and refinements. In recent years, applications of far reaching importance have emerged ranging from the ultra-precise mass determinations of elementary particles and their antiparticles and short-lived isotopes, to high-resolution Zeeman spectroscopy on multiply-charged ions, to microwave and optical spectroscopy, some involving "forbidden" transitions from metastable states of such high resolution that optical frequency standards are realized by locking lasers to them. Further the potential application of trapped ions to quantum computing is explored, based on the extraordinary quantum state coherence made possible by the particle isolation. Consideration is given to the Paul and Penning traps as potential quantum information processors.

Keywords

Charged particle trapping Hyperfine structure and g-factor measurements Ion trap atomic clocks Ion trap quantum computing Lifetimes of excited states collision metastable particles

Authors and affiliations

  • Günther Werth
    • 1
  • Viorica N. Gheorghe
    • 2
  • Fouad G. Major
    • 3
  1. 1.Inst. PhysikUniversität MainzMainzGermany
  2. 2.& Radiation Physics (NILPRP)National Institute for Laser PlasmaBucurestiRomania
  3. 3.Severna ParkU.S.A.

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-92261-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-92260-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-92261-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1615-5653
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