Relax! Controlling the confinement of trapped ions

PhD defence, Wednesday 27 September 2017. Karin Fisher.

2017.09.27 | Karen Konradi

Karin Fisher

During her studies, Karin Fisher researched the heating and cooling of ions in a linear Paul trap, specifically how the control of the trap confinement affects the motional state of the trapped ions.  Karin further investigated how the control of the trap confinement can be applied to rovibrational spectroscopy of molecular ions, specifically MgH+. The techniques developed during her studies will be used to improve the resolution of rovibrational spectroscopy of MgH+ by several orders of magnitude, and can be further applied to studies of cold chemistry and cold collisions.

The PhD degree was completed at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Science and Technology, Aarhus University.

This résumé was prepared by the PhD student.



Time: Wednesday, 27 September 2017 at 10:00
Place: 1525-626, Department of Physics, Aarhus University
Title of dissertation: Adiabatic Cooling for Rovibrational Spectroscopy of Molecular Ions
Contact information: Karin Fisher, e-mail:, tel.: +45 87156609
Members of the assessment committee:
Directeur de Recherche CNRS, Martina Knoop, CNRS - Centre de St Jérôme, Aix-Marseille Université, France
Professor Stefan Willitsch, Department of Chemistry, University of Basel, Switzerland
Associate Professor Frank Grundahl (chair), Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University
Main supervisor:
Professor Michael Drewsen, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University
Language: The PhD dissertation will be defended in English

The defence is public.
The dissertation is available for reading at the Graduate School of Science and Technology/GSST, Ny Munkegade 120, building 1520, rooms 128-134, 8000 Aarhus C.

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