1st European Conference on Trapped Ions (ECTI 2010)

19-24 September 2010, at Redworth Hall*, County Durham, UK


   Special issue on ion trapping in Applied Physics B

As advertised at the conference, there will be a special issue on “Trapped Ions” in Applied Physics B – Lasers and Optics. Contributions to this special issue can include all aspects of ion trapping. Ion traps are used as a basic tool in a wide variety of experiments today, and ion trappers with different applications often deal with very similar challenges. This special issue will cover the various experimental and theoretical aspects of ion trapping, including quantum information, atomic and molecular spectroscopy, metrology, high-precision determination of atomic ground state properties, cavity QED experiments as well as the production of cold molecules. Experiments focusing on different scientific goals may face common technological challenges and we also encourage submissions that address such applied topics.


Guest editors:

Winfried Hensinger (University of Sussex), Danny Segal (Imperial College London) and Richard Thompson (Imperial College London).


Contributions for this special issue should not feature previously published material, but should contain original and novel work. 

Besides high scientific standards Applied Physics features rapid publication online as well as in print, 50 free off-prints, no page charges and the possibility to include electronic supplementary material such as video clips.

Accepted articles will be published online as soon as the authors have returned the corrected proofs, i.e. before the printed version appears in the fall of 2011.


In short, benefits for authors: are as follows

Rapid online publication upon passing proof process

High-profile focused publication

High scientific standards

Electronic submission in the form of pdf files

50 free off-prints

No page charges


Manuscripts should be submitted as a pdf file via email to IonTrapAppPhysB@gmail.com. The manuscript should be written in latex using the global LaTeX2e package (download  here) or as a Microsoft Word document.


The submission deadline is April 30th, 2011 and publication of the printed version is anticipated within fall 2011 (online publication immediately after corrected proofs are returned).



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