QuantumComputer_200x200Quantum computer

The development of scalable quantum information processing making use of ion qubits, entanglement and segmented ion traps where quantum registers are operated, see also the EU Flagship project

Single Ion Thermodynamics

Heat engines are devices which convert thermal energy into mechanical work and typically employ a huge number of particles. We work on the realization of such machines using only one single atom as working agent.

Rydberg Ions

Rydberg excitations of trapped ions allow for novel design of interactions.


Ion trap techniques are applied for investigating Thorium ions that features an isomer nuclear state, we join forces within the TACTICA collaboration