It’s not often a figure in a paper both covers real science and would look great on a pair of curtains.
This week’s Image of the week is a simulation of a possible arrangement of electrodes, which could be used to produce a lattice of sites in which to trap ions.
In their recent paper in JPhysB, F N Krauth and colleagues at the Institute for Quantum Electronics, Zurich, simulate a number of different electrode layouts, to find an optimal geometry for two-dimensional ion trapping. They discuss the advantages they may have and the fabrication of an array of such traps.
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Image: Electrode pattern optimized for bi-layer radio-frequency trap arrays, from F N Krauth et al 2015 J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 48 015001. Copyright IOP Publishing 2015.