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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February 15, 2020
Brexit or not Brexit, let our UK-based colleagues be assured that there is always a place for them in the heart of the ion trapping community !!
January 30, 2020
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The AQTION team proudly presents ... 🥁 (drum roll) ... a quantum register of 55 blinking ions in our laboratory at @uniinnsbruck. Aren't they pretty? 😉 #quantumcomputing #quantumcomputer #qip #quantuminformationprocessing #iontrap

@quantumpod @Ion_busters @IonsStockholm @MitQuanta What we don't tell the grad students is that the real purpose of the vacuum chamber is to protect them from the unspeakable horrors of the positive ions inside

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