TIPICQA - COST Action CA17113

Trapped Ions: Progress in Classical and Quantum Applications

The Project

In recent years, ion traps have developed from a topic of fundamental research into a versatile tool for a wide range of research topics and quantum technologies. With the ability to isolate the ions from their environment, atomic and molecular ions can now be studied in unparalleled detail.

Trapped ions are currently the most promising implementation of quantum information processing devices, where many essential building blocks have been developed in recent years. Moreover, magnetic field sensing with high sensitivity has been demonstrated and some of today’s best atomic clocks are based on atomic ions. These applications have the potential to revolutionise many aspects of our daily life. The aim of CA17113 is to enhance the current applications of trapped ions by supporting Europe-wide collaborations and knowledge exchange, and to allow these technologies to be taken a step further towards their commercialisation.

Project Details


Ion trapping has many applications across science and technology. Along with steady progress in high precision mass spectrometry – well developed and widely…


This COST Action will strengthen the leading role of Europe in the field of ion trap related science and technologies by organising a Europe-wide…

Scientific Programme

Main aims of the Action are to provide a platform to develop new tools, technologies, and ideas for classical and quantum technologies with trapped ions…

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June 8, 2023
After almost 12 years, this monthly appointment with the ITN Newsletter is coming to an end. Farewell or goodbye?!? For sure, a big thank to Martina Knoop, who has been the editor of such a successful publication!
April 12, 2023
After 4 and a half year, COST Action TIPICQA has come to an end. With a large impact due to the pandemics, we have not been able to implement the full program as we had discussed at the start. Fortunately there have been many online initiatives, which helped keeping some links and interactions. We even had a full ten-day Les Houches Winter School, which had almost everything, but skiing. We hope that you have all benefited from this Action, and that there are many fruitful collaborations which have taken off!

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