School of Chemistry and Biochemistry to Host Charles L. Liotta Symposium

This year marks Regents Professor Emeritus Charles Liotta’s 50th at Georgia Tech, and the celebration is on.

M.G. Finn Named Interim Chair of the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Finn brings a passion for education, teaching as well as research in immunology, organic synthesis and material science to the role.

Grad Students and the Quest for the Origins of Life

Want to learn how life began? You can do that. Chemistry and Biochemistry graduate student Eric Parker tells how.

Seminars & Events

Prof. David A. Tirrell - California Institute of Technology
Vasser Woolley Distinguished Lecture - Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 4:00pm - MoSE G011
Prof. Anne Milasincic Andrews - The University of California, Los Angeles
Special Seminar - Monday, September 22, 2014 - 4:00pm - MoSE G011
Physical Division Seminar - Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 4:00pm - MoSE 3201A
Prof. Nestor Carballeira - University of Puerto Rico
Special Seminar - Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 12:00pm - MoSE 1201A

Featured Research

Article Title
Research Authors
Shu, G., Vittorini, G., Buikeman, A., Nichols, C., Volin, C., Stick, D., Brown, K.
Physical Review A (2014), Vol. 89, 062308
Miscellaneous Details
supported by IARPA/ARO and the NSF

Atomic ions are one of the leading implementations for constructing a quantum computer where each ion is a quantum bit or qubit. A challenge for the implementation is how to scale from chains of tens of ions to devices with hundreds of ions.  The Kielpinski-Monroe-Wineland architecture proposes to store chains of ions in separate traps and then shuttle ions between the traps to transfer information. In this paper, the Brown lab with collaborators from Sandia and GTRI demonstrate that ions can be shuttled through junctions in surface electrode ion traps with only a small change in the ion temperature. The ion is initially cooled to 0.3 millikelvin and after transport throught the junction is heated only to 10 millikelvin.   

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