International Workshop on Stopping and Manipulation of Ions

Stanford University, March 21-24, 2010

The International Workshop on Stopping and Manipulation of Ions and related topics (SMI-10) will be held at Stanford University, Stanford, CA , on March 21-24, 2010.

The Workshop continues the series of meetings begun in 1986 in Konnevesi, Finland. The scope of these meetings has followed the evolution and expansion of the techniques related to the stopping of energetic ions in noble gases and the use of noble gases to manipulate ions and atoms, mostly in research involving unstable nuclides.   In addition SMI 10 will cover topics of interest for the extraction and identification of ions produced in rare nuclear decays, such as would be desirable for ultra-low background double-beta decay experiments.   The many new developments since the last workshop in this series in 2006 in Groningen warrant the organization of this meeting. The SMI-10 Workshop aims at providing a status of the field as well as guidance for future developments.

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