James E. Wells
Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics
 
Email: jwells@kecksci.claremont.edu
Office: Center Court E10
Phone: 909-621-8437
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Educational Background:
PhD, Physics, 2016 University of Connecticut
MS, Physics, 2009 University of Connecticut
BS, Physics, 2007 Davidson College
Research Interests:
Trapped ions
Mechanical simulations of ion trapping
Cold, ion-atom collisions and molecular ion formation
Network Analysis in Physics Education Research and Sports Analytics
 
Selected Publications List: Click to open new window.
1.   J. M. Kwolek, J. E. Wells, D. S. Goodman, W. W. Smith . (2016). Simple locking of infrared and ultraviolet diode lasers to a visible laser using a LabVIEW proportional-integral-derivative controller on a Fabry-Perot signal. Rev. Sci. Instrum.   87: 055102. Article
 
2.   D. S. Goodman, J. E. Wells, J. M. Kwolek, R. Blümel, F. A. Narducci, W. W. Smith . (2015). Measurement of the low-energy Na+ − Na total collision rate in an ion-neutral hybrid trap. Phys. Rev. A   91: 012709. Article
 
3.   R. Blümel, J. E. Wells, D. S. Goodman, J. M. Kwolek, W. W. Smith . (2015). Universal nonmonotonic structure in the saturation curves of magneto-optical-trap-loaded Na+ ions stored in an ion-neutral hybrid trap: Prediction and observation. Phys. Rev. A   92: 063402. Article
 
4.   W. W. Smith, D. S. Goodman, I. Sivarajah, J. E. Wells, S. Banerjee, R. Côté, H. H. Michels, J. A. Montgomery, F. A. Narducci . (2014). Experiments with an ion-neutral hybrid trap: cold charge-exchange collisions. Appl. Phys. B   114: 75-80. Article
 
5.   I. Sivarajah, D. S. Goodman, J. E. Wells, F. A. Narducci, W. W. Smith . (2013). Off-resonance energy absorption in a linear Paul trap due to mass selective resonant quenching. Rev. Sci. Instrum.   84: 113101. Article
 
6.   I. Sivarajah, D. S. Goodman, J. E. Wells, F. A. Narducci, W. W. Smith . (2012). Evidence of sympathetic cooling of Na+ ions by a Na magneto-optical trap in a hybrid trap. Phys. Rev. A   86: 063419. Article
 
7.   D. S. Goodman, I. Sivarajah, J. E. Wells, F. A. Narducci, W. W. Smith . (2012). Ion-neutral-atom sympathetic cooling in a hybrid linear rf Paul and magneto-optical trap. Phys. Rev. A   86: 033408. Article
 
8.   James E. Wells and J. N. Yukich . (2009). Photodetachment spectroscopy from the lowest threshold of S −. Phys. Rev. A   80: 055403. Article