CERN SPSC Recommends BASE Approval

Submitted by sulmer on Sat, 04/06/2013 - 00:00

The BASE technical design report was evaluated by the SPSC. The committee recommended approval of the BASE project to the research board. Our TDR contains a detailed description of our experiment and a feasibility study for implementation of BASE into the Antiproton Decelerator facility. We acknowledge the strong support of the CERN groups which contributed to to this study.Special thanks to Lajos Bojtar for the coordination.

First Resolution of Single Spin Flips with a Single Proton

Submitted by sulmer on Fri, 04/05/2013 - 00:00

In a just in Physical Review Letters published article we report on the first detection of single spin-flips of a single proton. We use Bayesian analysis methods and obtain spin state detection fidelities close to 100%. This is a major step towards the application of the so-called double Penning-trap method to measure magnetic moments of both the proton and the antiproton with ppb precision.

Direct measurement of the free cyclotron frequency of a single trapped proton

Submitted by sulmer on Thu, 09/01/2011 - 00:00

Penning traps are extremely powerful and versatile tools for high precision physics. This enormous impact is mainly based on the fact that in the magnetic field B of the trap the free cyclotron frequency of a trapped particle can be measured with high fractional precision. We invented a novel method to measure the free cyclotron frequency of a single trapped proton in one shot. The method is based on double-dressed states. By application of frequency modulated sideband drives the double dressing is produced, and energy is transferred between all eigenmodes of the trapped particle.

Observation of Spin Flips with a Single Trapped Proton

Submitted by sulmer on Fri, 06/10/2011 - 00:00

We have observed spin quantum-jumps with a single trapped proton for the first time. The result is a pioneering step forward in the endeavor to directly measure the magnetic properties of the proton and the antiproton with high precision, and was just published in Physical Review Letters. The measuring principle is based on the observation of a single proton stored in a Penning trap.