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Atoms 2016, 4(1), 7; doi:10.3390/atoms4010007

Guest Editor’s Notes on the “Atoms” Special Issue on “Perspectives of Atomic Physics with Trapped Highly Charged Ions”

Astronomisches Institut, Fakultät für Physik und Astronomie, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, D-44780 Bochum, Germany
Academic Editor: James F. Babb
Received: 10 December 2015 / Revised: 3 February 2016 / Accepted: 3 February 2016 / Published: 24 February 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Perspectives of Atomic Physics with Trapped Highly Charged Ions)
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Abstract

The study of highly charged ions (HCI) was pursued first at Uppsala (Sweden), by Edlén and Tyrén in the 1930s. Their work led to the recognition that the solar corona is populated by such ions, an insight which forced massive paradigm changes in solar physics. Plasmas aiming at controlled fusion in the laboratory, laser-produced plasmas, foil-excited swift ion beams, and electron beam ion traps have all pushed the envelope in the production of HCI. However, while there are competitive aspects in the race for higher ion charge states, the real interest lies in the very many physics topics that can be studied in these ions. Out of this rich field, the Special Issue concentrates on atomic physics studies that investigate highly charged ions produced, maintained, and/or manipulated in ion traps. There have been excellent achievements in the field in the past, and including fairly recent work, they have been described by their authors at conferences and in the appropriate journals. The present article attempts an overview over current lines of development, some of which are expanded upon in this Special Issue. View Full-Text
Keywords: ion trapping; atomic spectra; atomic lifetime measurement; highly charged ions ion trapping; atomic spectra; atomic lifetime measurement; highly charged ions
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Träbert, E. Guest Editor’s Notes on the “Atoms” Special Issue on “Perspectives of Atomic Physics with Trapped Highly Charged Ions”. Atoms 2016, 4, 7.

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