An ultracold gas plus an ion! In our project, we plan to realize a new-generation atom-ion machine in order to realize new quantum simulations of a many-body system in the presence of one or more localized impurities. With this setup, we plan to investigate fundamental atom-ion interactions in the ultracold regime, and to use these controlled interactions to realize a platform for investigating out-of-equilibrium quantum systems and quantum thermodynamics.

First italian trapped ions!

Happy to announce the first ion crystals of Ba+ observed in our unconventional ion trap. Congrats to all the people that worked on the project!

Ba+/Li people

Naoto Mizukami
PhD student
Federico Berto
PhD student
Lucia Duca
Postdoctoral fellow
Massimo Inguscio
Scientific staff
Carlo Sias
Scientific staff
Former members:
Amelia Detti
Elia Perego

Ba+/Li contacts

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Carlo Sias

Ba+/Li funding