Nov. 5, 2020

PAT co-sponsors EBIT anniversary workshop

EBIT team
Workshop participants tour LLNL's EBIT
Peter Beiersdorfer (right) explains to participants from the “20 Years of Spectroscopy with the Electron Beam Ion Trap” workshop how LLNL’s Electron Beam Ion Trap is used in different fields of science. Photo by Jacqueline McBride.

The Physics and Advanced Technology Directorate recently co-sponsored a workshop to celebrate the 20-year anniversary of the Electron Beam Ion Trap.  "20 Years of Spectroscopy with the Electron Beam Ion Trap" was held in late November at the Berkeley City Club and was organized by the UC Berkeley Space Sciences Laboratory. The workshop was co-sponsored by LLNL, PAT and PAT’s V Division. 

The workshop brought together about 80 EBIT alumni, collaborators and users of EBIT data. Historical contributions of Livermore’s EBIT to atomic, nuclear, plasma, high-energy-density, solar and astrophysics were discussed. In addition, researchers identified the current need for data and future opportunities, such as magnetic fusion, ICF and high-energy-density physics.

The workshop was made up of invited and contributed talks and a poster session. "Unsolved mysteries" included a session where participants presented their favorite problem in which they still haven’t found a solution.

On the last day of the conference, participants toured LLNL’s EBIT laboratory to learn about the current experimental research effort.

For more information about the conference, visit the Conference website.