Cryogenic ion trap

Cold Chemical and AMO Physics


Our research examines chemical reaction dynamics at low temperatures. We use laser cooling and ion trapping techniques, alongside external magnetic and electric fields, to control the properties of ions and neutral species. In addition to carrying out experimental measurements, we also develop models of collision environments and devise strategies for optimising experimental parameters.

Our research is supported by funding from the ERC, the EPSRC, the Royal Society and the Community for Analytical and Measurement Science (CAMS). 

Schematic of the cryogenic ion-radical set-up      Coulomb crystal ejection for time-of-flight measurements