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…

Latest News

July 3, 2020
The last few months have been challenging, with not many news from the labs. However, the ever-growing international ion trap company population has been very successful in funding, awards and press coverage. We'll try to follow this rapid evolution, but for those who need their information faster, do not hesitate to subscribe to our Twitter account @tipicqa which closely follows @Ion_busters and other fore-front ion trappers.
July 3, 2020
25 years of the Cirac-Zoller controlled-NOT gate have changed the landscape in ion trapping, putting stored ions at the heart of quantum information processing. Read Iulia Georgescu's review of this ground-breaking work ...

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Feels good to be back in the lab! 😎💻 we got hit with trap 💢 and laser 🌈 problems simutaneously, but nothing that will stop us for long. #backtowork #backtothelab

Check out the @Quantum_City interview with Professor Winfried Hensinger of @IQT_group & @SussexQuantum where he speaks about his work on #quantum #computing, what it could mean for everyday life & what inspired him to become a quantum physicist! 👇


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