A brief history of the development of the NIST EBIT Facility:
||First staff hired (Gillaspy). Begin preparation of laboratory
space, control electronics, etc.|
||Begin assembly of EBIT.|
||First trapped ions.|
||First major atomic physics results submitted for publication
[Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 1716 (1995)]. Begin planning of ion-surface
studies (5 year competence building funds secured). Second staff hired
||First extracted ions.|
||Beamline for extracted ions fully operational. Beamline
publications document record beam fluxes.|
||First ion-surface results submitted for publication. UHV Scanning Probe
Microscope (SPM) purchased, and installation begun.|
||SPM coupled to EBIT. Vibration isolation developed. Atomic
scale imaging demonstrated.|
||First in-situ images of surfaces bombarded with highly
charged ions submitted for publication. Microcalorimeter installed by
collaborators from Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.
||Visible/UV work on Ti-like data complete (>125 cumulative citations to
date). First data using microcalorimeter published. First QED results on
He-like ions published (funded by ARC).
||NASA funding begins. Intel asks NIST to deploy EBIT for EUV lithography.
First low energy (<100 eV) EBIT operation. Invited HCI review article
published in J. Phys. B.
||International SEMATECH funding begins. Ion-gas collision studies with
extracted beams begin. Compilation of first 42 NIST EBIT papers
||DOE funding begins. Joseph Tan and Josh Pomeroy hired. EPSRC funding begins
(UK theory support for NIST EBIT work). First EUV spectroscopy.
||Second generation Harvard-Smithsonian microcalorimeter deployed. Switchable
NRL MEVVA deployed. Belfast fellowship and collaboration.
||Collaboration with NIH Radiation Oncology Branch begins. Fusion research
agreements signed with JAERI and IAEA. First QED measurements on H-like ions
performed (funded by ARC).