Operation of a planar Penning trap
Johannes-Gutenberg-University, Institut fuer Physik, 55099 Mainz, Germany
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Revised: 11 May 2006
Published online: 30 June 2006
We demonstrate experimentally the confinement of electrons in a novel planar Penning trap. Measurement of the eigenfrequencies of the trapped electron cloud exhibits similar behaviour as in conventional 3-dimensional penning traps. The trap may be of future use in quantum computing schemes using single cold electrons.
PACS: 39.10.+j – Atomic and molecular beam sources and techniques / 03.67.Lx – Quantum computation / 52.27.Jt – Nonneutral plasmas
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