Editoria - luglio 2015
Proceedings of the International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi" – Course 189
Ion Traps for Tomorrow's Applications
edited by M. Knoop, I. Marzoli and G. Morigi
Ion trapping was first accomplished in Europe more than 50 years ago. Since then, research and development have increased steadily, and the last decades have seen a remarkable growth in applications, mainly due to the improvement of laser-based techniques for spectroscopy, cooling and the manipulation of ions. Nowadays ion trapping plays a crucial role in a wide range of disciplines, including atomic and plasma physics, chemistry, high precision measurement, high energy physics and the emerging field of quantum technologies.This book presents lectures and reports from the Enrico Fermi School Course "Ion Traps for Tomorrow's Applications", held in Varenna, Italy, in July 2013. Reflecting the aim of the school to exploit diversity and stimulate cross fertilization, the selected topics and highlights in this book partly review the wide range of subjects discussed during the course, while providing an overview of this topical domain. As well as providing a useful reference guide, the book will be a source of inspiration for all those planning to work on ion trapping in the future.
La Rivista del Nuovo Cimento, Vol. 38, N. 6 (2015)
Lévy glass is a new material which is obtained by assembly of scattering elements. The result is a bulk material which has different degrees of elasticity and which can be shaped into any desired form. In particular, Lévy glasses have special optical properties not present in other materials. The name Lévy glass is because under certain conditions light waves perform a Lévy walk inside these materials and the resulting optical transport is superdiffusive. From a structural point of view a Lévy glass is a random fractal. We will review the optical and structural properties of Lévy glasses, their design criteria, and their experimental realization. Fundamental aspects of Lévy-type light transport, included both superdiffusion and interference effects like weak and strong localization, will be discussed.
Il Nuovo Cimento, Vol. 38, N. 1 (2015)
IFAE 2014: Incontri di Fisica delle Alte Energie
edited by R. Cerulli and F. Vissani
The XIII edition of the Incontri di Fisica delle Alte Energie (IFAE) meeting was jointly organized by Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso of INFN and Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI), the National Centre of Advanced Studies of the INFN. Thanks to the opportunity to host this meeting close to the largest underground laboratory of the world, this edition included a rich session of Astroparticle physics along with the customary sessions concerning high-energy physics with accelerators. The present volume covers many recent achievements and interesting aspects of the high-energy physics with and without accelerators. The number of participants, mostly young researchers and PhD students, exceeded one hundred, with more than 50 presentations and about 30 contributions to the Poster section: this and the high level of the talks, the atmosphere conducive to discussions and the very lively sessions, testified to the success of this edition.
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