Brenton Knuffman is a CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher in the CNST Electron Physics Group. He received a B.S. in Physics from Loyola University Chicago and a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from the University of Michigan, where his dissertation focused on studies of cold Rydberg atoms and ultracold plasmas. Brenton is currently working with Jabez McClelland developing a new type of ion microscope that uses photo-ionized, laser-cooled atoms as its source.
- Double-Resonance Spectroscopy of Interacting Rydberg-Atom Systems, A. Reinhard, K. C. Younge, T. Cubel Liebisch, B. Knuffman, P. R. Berman, and G. Raithel, Physical Review Letters 100, 233201 (2008).
- Trapping and Evolution Dynamics of Ultracold Two-Component Plasmas, J.-H. Choi, B. Knuffman, X. H. Zhang, A. Povilus, and G. Raithel, Physical Review Letters 100, 175002 (2008).
- Multipole Transitions of Rydberg Atoms in Modulated Ponderomotive Potentials, B. Knuffman and G. Raithel, Physical Review A 75, 053401 (2007).
- Level Shifts of Rubidium Rydberg States Due to Binary Interactions, A. Reinhard, T. Cubel Liebisch, B. Knuffman, and G. Raithel, Physical Review A 75, 032712 (2007).
- Cold Rydberg Atoms, J.-H. Choi, B. Knuffman, T. Cubel Liebisch, A. Reinhard, and G. Raithel, Advances in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics 54, 132-202 (2007).
- Emission of Fast Atoms From A Cold Rydberg Gas, B. Knuffman and G. Raithel, Physical Review A 73, 020704(R) (2006).
CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher
Electron Physics Group
B.S. Physics - Loyola University, Chicago
Ph.D. Applied Physics - University of Michigan