Category: SAM

NSF Awards Spinlab CAREER Grant

CAREER: Optical Single Atom Detection for Nuclear Astrophysics This award supports the development, construction, and commissioning of an optical microscope capable of imaging individual atoms that are captured inside a thin film of frozen neon. Initially, this single atom microscope will capture and count the number of magnesium atoms produced in collisions of neon and ...

Measuring the Yb Atomic Beam Flux

  On Monday, December 5th the SADiCS team led by Kristen Parzuchowski performed an improved Yb flux measurement. Several improvements were implemented including covering the measurement chamber with a non-reflective black foil to reduce stray light and conducting a more precise scan over wavelengths to find the resonance wavelength of Yb. This measurement took the ...

Fluorescence Spectrum of Impurities in Sapphire

  In the week of Dec. 5th a first analysis of the background of a sapphire substrate was performed. The measurements were performed be Evan Ryan, an undergrad working for the SADiCS project. The graph below shows the scattering and fluorescence response of impurities within the sapphire substrate when illuminated with light at a wavelength ...

Emission Spectrum of 375 nm LED

The Weekly Win for the week of Nov. 14 was awarded theĀ SADiCSĀ team. The team led by undergraduate Evan Ryan focused on a detailed characterization of one of the light sources used for the Yb fluorescence measurement. This light source is an LED characterized by a central wavelength of 375nm. This LED is used as a ...

Fluorescence Yield of Yb Inside Solid Ne

The win this week belongs to the SADiCS team, who have been working to detect single atoms in solid noble gases in order to measure rare nuclear reactions in an energy range best suited for astrophysics (more information can be found here). This week the SADiCS team consisting of Dustin Frisbie, Kristen Parzuchowski and Jennifer Wenzl ...