We are developing a microwave ion trap capable of confining ultra-cold plasmas. If you cool a cloud of ions to temperatures as low as -273 degrees Celsius, it “freezes” and forms a “gas-phase” crystal. We aim to introduce an electron into this crystal and observe how it reacts with the ions. Once we make this electron stand still, we will watch how it switches between particle-like and wave-like behaviours. This may be exploited in quantum technologies that we have no clue about
About the PI
Dr. Michal Hejduk’s CV in a nutshell:
- 2013: PhD in cold plasma physics from Prague
- 2014–2017: Postdoc in cluster physics at Freiburg, Germany
- 2017–2020: Post-doctoral research associate in the Heazlewood Group at the Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford (UK)
- 2020: Brief stint as an optical engineer in the automotive industry
Since 2021, Dr. Hejduk has been leading his own research in the field of sub-kelvin plasma. This involves the development of both planar and three-dimensional radio-frequency/microwave traps capable of confining electrons and ions simultaneously.
1.12.2023 - Exciting Opportunity: Join Our Team as a PhD Student to Contribute to the Advancement of Trapped Electron-Based Radiofrequency Detector Development!
30.11.2023 - Major Boost: Czech Science Foundation Backs the Development of Radiofrequency Wave Detectors!
1.4.2023 - Payman Mahmoudi joins our group as a postdoc.