Our research laboratory is located in the Kinard Laboratory building on Clemson University’s main campus (Kinard 111). This lab has a table set up for the testing of diode lasers (below, left), which will be used in conjunction with a linear Paul trap (below, right), set up on another table.

Joan Diode laser for doppler
cooling of Ca+

Some of our projects also involve the Clemson University Electron Beam Ion Trap (CUEBIT, see below). CUEBIT became operational in the Spring of 2013. The CUEBIT facility incorporates a highly efficient transport beam line that can be floated up to the electron beam potential above ground. This latter feature combined with a nine-element ion-beam focusing segment allows the production of variable energy highly charged ions down to about 100*q eV total kinetic energy.

Extracted ions can be charge state-selected by a bending magnet. Current experiments are exploring state-selected HCIs interactions with surfaces.