Image of a Single Strontium Atom; Quantum Applications

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has awarded Mr. David Nadlinger the top prize in the annual science photgoraphy competition. The full size image, titled “Single Atom in an Ion Trap”, clearly shows the pale blue dot of a single, positively-charged strontium atom, suspended by magentic fields. A possible, practical application of this atom is use in quantum computing.

Above Image:  Single Atom in Ion – Overall Winner and 1st Equipment and Facilities – Mr David Nadlinger, University of Oxford

The image and details are found here…