The LEBIT group at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Lab (NSCL) on the campus of Michigan State University use ion traps, like the one pictured here, to perform high-precision mass measurements on rare isotopes.
High-precision mass measurements of both stable and rare isotopes are important for many different fields of physics, such a metrology, nuclear structure, nuclear astrophysics, and fundamental interactions.
To learn more about our group, explore the techniques we use, and instruments we build please use the links to the right.