Seminar Details

The Electron Beam Ion Trap

Ross Marrs, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
Wednesday, February 26, 4:10 PM - Nuclear Science Seminar
NSCL Lecture Hall

The electron beam ion trap (EBIT) was developed at LLNL to study highly charged ions. It is able to produce and trap any charge state of any element, including fully stripped uranium. Observations of x-ray emission from electron-ion interactions have provided many unique measurements of cross sections, transition energies, and other properties, including tests of QED in high fields. In some cases, measurements of nuclear properties and interactions are possible. Future 100-fold improvements in performance appear likely.