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Julia Scherschligt (Fed)

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A constant pressure flowmeter for the extremely high vacuum

August 9, 2022
Author(s)
Stephen Eckel, Daniel Barker, James A. Fedchak, Emmanuel Newsome, Julia Scherschligt, Robert E. Vest
We demonstrate operation of a constant-pressure flowmeter capable of generating and accurately measuring flows as low as $1\times10^-13}$mol/s. Generation of such small flows is accomplished by using a small conductance element with $C\approx 25$nL/s

Comparison of two multiplexed portable cold atom vacuum standards

July 15, 2022
Author(s)
Lucas Ehinger, Bishnu Acharya, Daniel Barker, James A. Fedchak, Julia Scherschligt, Eite Tiesinga, Stephen Eckel
We compare the vacuum measured by two portable cold atom vacuum standards (pCAVS) based on ultracold $^7$Li atoms. Our pCAVS devices share the same laser system and measure the vacuum concurrently. The two pCAVS together detected a leak with a rate on the

Lambda-enhanced gray molasses in a tetrahedral laser beam geometry

March 14, 2022
Author(s)
Daniel Barker, Eric Norrgard, Nikolai Klimov, James A. Fedchak, Julia Scherschligt, Stephen Eckel
We report observation of sub-Doppler cooling of lithium using an irregular-tetrahedral laser beam arrangement, which is produced by a nanofabricated diffraction grating. We are able to capture 11(2) % of the lithium atoms from a grating magneto-optical

Erratum: Collisions of room temperature helium with ultra-cold lithium and the van-der-Waals bound state of HeLi [Phys. Rev. A 101, 012702 (2020)]

February 28, 2022
Author(s)
Constantinos Makrides, Daniel Barker, James A. Fedchak, Julia Scherschligt, Stephen Eckel, Eite Tiesinga
We have found an error in the computation of the thermally-averaged total elastic rate coefficient for the collision of a room-temperature helium atom with an ultra-cold lithium atom presented. We omitted the factor $2/\sqrt\pi}$ in the normalization over

Progress towards comparison of quantum and classical vacuum standards

September 22, 2021
Author(s)
Daniel Barker, Nikolai Klimov, Eite Tiesinga, James A. Fedchak, Julia Scherschligt, Stephen Eckel
We present our progress towards a comparison of NIST's cold atom primary vacuum standard and a dynamic expansion vacuum standard. The cold atom vacuum standard (CAVS) converts the loss rate of atoms from a magnetic trap to a vacuum pressure using ab initio

Quantum-Based Photonic Sensors for Pressure, Vacuum, and Temperature Measurements: A Vison of the Future with NIST on a Chip

September 17, 2021
Author(s)
Jay H. Hendricks, Zeeshan Ahmed, Daniel Barker, Kevin O. Douglass, Stephen Eckel, James A. Fedchak, Nikolai Klimov, Jacob Edmond Ricker, Julia Scherschligt
The NIST on a Chip (NOAC) program's central idea is the idea that measurement technology can be developed to enable metrology to be performed "outside the National Metrology Institute" by the crea-tion of deployed and often miniaturized standards. These

PyLCP: A python package for computing laser cooling physics

September 9, 2021
Author(s)
Stephen Eckel, Daniel Barker, Eric Norrgard, Julia Scherschligt
We present a python object-oriented computer program for simulating various aspects of laser cooling physics. Our software is designed to be both easy to use and adaptable, allowing the user to specify the level structure, magnetic field profile, or the

NIST on a Chip: Photonic and Quantum-Based Sensors for Measurements of Pressure, Vacuum, Temperature and Beyond!

April 29, 2021
Author(s)
Jay H. Hendricks, Zeeshan Ahmed, Daniel Barker, Stephen Eckel, James A. Fedchak, Nikolai Klimov, Julia Scherschligt
At the core of the NIST on a Chip (NoAC) program is the idea that measurement technology can be developed to enable metrology to be done "outside the National Metrology Institute" by virtue of deployed and often miniaturized standards (that can also serve

Outgassing rate comparison of seven geometrically similar vacuum chambers of different materials and heat treatments

April 23, 2021
Author(s)
James A. Fedchak, Julia Scherschligt, Sefer Avdiaj, Daniel Barker, Stephen Eckel, Ben Bowers, Scott O'Connell, Perry Henderson
We have measured the water and hydrogen outgassing rates of seven vacuum chambers of identical geometry but constructed of different materials and heat treatments. Chambers of five different materials were tested: 304L, 316L, and 316LN stainless steels

Automated Piston Gauge Calibration System.

April 22, 2021
Author(s)
Julia Scherschligt, Yuanchao Yang, Katie M. Schlatter, Robert G. Driver, Christina D. Cross, John S. Quintavalle
Piston gauges or pressure balances are important primary standards for the realization of the SI unit of pressure, the Pascal. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) operates and maintains a calibration service for these devices, and has

Note: A Bitter-type electromagnet for complex atomic trapping and manipulation

February 12, 2021
Author(s)
Jacob L. Siegel, Daniel Barker, James A. Fedchak, Julia Scherschligt, Stephen Eckel
We create a pair of symmetric Bitter-type electromagnet assemblies capable of producing multiple field configurations including uniform magnetic fields, spherical quadruple traps, or Ioffe-Pritchard magnetic bottles. Unlike other designs, our coil allows

Note: A Radio Frequency Voltage-Controlled Current Source for Quantum Spin Manipulation

October 19, 2020
Author(s)
Daniel S. Barker, Alessandro Restelli, James A. Fedchak, Julia K. Scherschligt, Stephen P. Eckel
We present a design for a wide-bandwidth, voltage-controlled current source that is easily integrated with radiofrequency magnetic field coils. Our design uses current feedback to compensate for the frequency-dependent impedance of a radiofrequency antenna

A wide-bandwidth, high-power radio-frequency driver for acousto-optic and electro-optic devices

August 6, 2019
Author(s)
Daniel S. Barker, Neal C. Pisenti, Alessandro Restelli, Julia K. Scherschligt, James A. Fedchak, Gretchen K. Campbell, Stephen P. Eckel
We present a design for a general-purpose radio-frequency amplifier circuit that is suitable for driving acousto-optic and electro-optic devices. Our design uses telecom amplifiers to achieve power output > 1 W over a 10 MHz to 1.1 GHz frequency range, and

Nuclear-Spin Dependent Parity Violation in Optically Trapped Polyatomic Molecules

July 3, 2019
Author(s)
Eric B. Norrgard, Daniel S. Barker, Stephen P. Eckel, James A. Fedchak, Nikolai N. Klimov, Julia K. Scherschligt
We investigate using optically trapped linear polyatomic molecules as probes of nuclear spin- dependent parity violation. The presence of closely spaced, opposite-parity $\ell$-doublets is a general feature of such molecules, allowing parity-violation

A single-beam slower and magneto-optical trap using a nanofabricated grating

June 11, 2019
Author(s)
Daniel S. Barker, Eric B. Norrgard, Nikolai N. Klimov, James A. Fedchak, Julia K. Scherschligt, Stephen P. Eckel
We demonstrate a compact (0.25 L) system for laser cooling and trapping atoms from a heated dispenser source. Our system uses a nano-fabricated diffraction grating to generate a magneto- optical trap (MOT) using a single input laser beam. An aperture in

Light-induced atomic desorption of lithium

October 8, 2018
Author(s)
Daniel S. Barker, Eric B. Norrgard, Julia K. Scherschligt, James A. Fedchak, Stephen P. Eckel
We demonstrate loading of a Li magneto-optical trap using light-induced atomic desorption. The magneto-optical trap confines up to approximately 10000 lithium atoms with loading rates up to 4000 atoms/s. We study the Li desorption rate as a function of the

Challenges to miniaturizing cold atom technology for deployable vacuum metrology

September 14, 2018
Author(s)
Stephen P. Eckel, Daniel S. Barker, James A. Fedchak, Nikolai N. Klimov, Eric B. Norrgard, Julia K. Scherschligt, Constantinos Makrides, Eite Tiesinga
Cold atoms are excellent metrological tools; they currently realize SI time and, soon, SI pressure in the ultra-high (UHV) and extreme high vacuum (XHV) regimes. The development of primary, vacuum metrology based on cold atoms currently falls under the

Quantum-based vacuum metrology at NIST

June 20, 2018
Author(s)
Julia K. Scherschligt, James A. Fedchak, Zeeshan Ahmed, Daniel S. Barker, Kevin O. Douglass, Stephen P. Eckel, Edward T. Hanson, Jay H. Hendricks, Thomas P. Purdy, Jacob E. Ricker, Robinjeet Singh
The measurement science in realizing and disseminating the SI unit for pressure, the pascal (Pa), has been the subject of much interest at NIST. Modern optical-based techniques for pascal metrology have been investigated, including multi-photon ionization

Recent Developments in Surface Science and Engineering, Thin Films, Nanoscience, Biomaterials, Plasma Science, and Vacuum Technology

May 31, 2018
Author(s)
Miran Mozetic, Alenka Vesel, Gregor Primc, J. Bauer, A. Eder, G. H. S. Schmid, David Ruzic, Zeeshan Ahmed, Daniel Barker, Kevin O. Douglass, Stephen Eckel, James A. Fedchak, Jay H. Hendricks, Nikolai Klimov, Jacob Edmond Ricker, Julia Scherschligt, Jack A. Stone Jr., Gregory F. Strouse, I. Capan, M Buljan, S. Milosevic, C Teichert, S R. Cohen, A G. Silva, M Lehocky, P Humpolicek, C Rodriguez, J Hernandez-Montelongo, E Punzon-Quijorna, D Mercier, M Manso-Silvan, G Ceccone, A Galtayries, K Stana-Kleinschek, I Petrov, J E. Greene, J Avila, C Y. Chen, B Caja, H Yi, A Boury, S Lorcy, M C. Asensio, T Gans, D O?Connell, F Reniers, A Vincze, M Anderle
Nanometer-sized structures, surfaces and sub-surface phenomena have played an enormous role in science and technological applications and represent a driving-force of current interdisciplinary science. Recent developments include the atomic-scale

A 3D-printed alkali metal dispenser

May 1, 2018
Author(s)
Eric B. Norrgard, Daniel S. Barker, James A. Fedchak, Nikolai N. Klimov, Julia K. Scherschligt, Stephen P. Eckel
We demonstrate and characterize a source of Li atoms made from direct metal laser sintered Ti. The source's outgassing rate is measured to be $5 \,(2)\cdot 10^{-7}$\,$\rm{Pa}~ \rm{L}~ \rm{s}^{-1}$ at the temperature which optimizes the number of atoms

3D printed ABS-MOF composite materials and their gas storage properties

March 19, 2018
Author(s)
Michael Bible, Makfir Sefa, Julia Scherschligt, Zeeshan Ahmed, James A. Fedchak, Hartings Mathew
Metal organic framework materials (MOFs) have been primarily recognized for their ability to promote selective storage of gas molecules. In their as-synthesized (powdered) form, MOFs are not easily processed for use in end-devices where their properties