Feb 6 – 8, 2006
Europe/Zurich timezone

Possible Physics interests for the trapping of radioactive Rb atoms

Feb 6, 2006, 5:20 PM
Council Chamber, 503/1-001 (CERN)

Council Chamber, 503/1-001


CH-1211 Geneva 23


Dr Amine Cassimi (Ciril-Ganil)


At LPC Caen, a magnetic optical trap (MOT) has been developed for the trapping of Rb atoms. This device is a powerful tool for atomic physics studies when used in combination with the well-established Recoil Ion Mass Spectrometry method (MOTRIMS). At ISOLDE, this kind of trap could be used for the trapping of radioactive Rb, and possibly of radioactive K and Li atoms with a slightly modified laser setup. Recent experiments at Los Alamos, Triumf, and experiments in preparation at Legnaro or Stony Brook for example have shown that this device could be valuably used for precision experiments in the domain of nuclear and particle physics, or for the study of fundamental symmetries. After a brief presentation of the trap set-up, different potentialities of this trap for Physics experiment with radioactive atoms will be discussed.

Primary author

Dr Amine Cassimi (Ciril-Ganil)

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