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.
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.