Title:Quantum Journal Club: Neutral Gas Sympathetic Cooling of an Ion in a Paul Trap
Speaker: Kuan Zhang Tsinghua University
Time: 2014-04-17 14:00-2014-04-17 15:00
Venue:FIT 1-222


A single ion immersed in a neutral buffer gas is studied. An analytical model is developed that gives a complete description of the dynamics and steady-state properties of the ions. An extension of this model, using techniques employed in the mathematics of economics and finance, is used to explain the recent observation of non-Maxwellian statistics for these systems. Taken together, these results offer an explanation of the long-standing issues associated with sympathetic cooling of an ion by a neutral buffer gas.

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