The international joint research lab TRiAC (TRapped-Ion integrated Atomic-photonic Circuit)  builds on a long scientific collaboration between Osaka University, Japan, and QUEST at PTB, Germany, on trapped ion research. Created by the groups of Tanja Mehlstäubler, Christian Ospelkaus, Utako Tanaka and Kazuhiro Hayasaka, TRiAC will push the development of ion traps and their applications on an international level, encourage cooperative research and promote researcher exchanges.

A microfabricated ion trap