High Resolution Spectroscopy
The superior control over the internal and motional degree of freedom of molecular ions makes then ideal systems for high resolution spectroscopy. Precise measurement of molecular transitions enables the detections of temporal and special changes in fundamental constants.
Ultra-cold Chemical Reactions
Ion traps are perfect for preparing well localised and cold atomic and molecular species. Combining trapped ions with sources of cold neutral molecules, enable the investigations of chemical transformations at ultra-cold temperatures where quantum mechanical effect become dominant.