Electrostatic storage devices such as rings and traps are well-established tools for studying molecular and cluster dynamics in a wide range of environments and time scales. Recent years have seen great progress that makes use of the advantages of using stored ion beams to perform experiments with molecules at controlled and very low internal energies, without mass limitation and with a precise velocity of the ion beam. Furthermore, new opportunities arise for employing laser sources or synchrotron radiation light in a wide spectral range, for merged-beam collision experiments and advanced particle detection techniques. These techniques have given access to new and precise experiments on internal rearrangements in complex atomic-scale systems, dynamics of complex biomolecules, processes in interstellar spaces, plasma, and atmospheric science as well as developments in mass spectrometry.

Following these developments, a special International Workshops series on Electrostatic Storage Devices were held in Eilat, Israel (2005), Stockholm, Sweden (2007), Aarhus, Denmark (2009), Gatlinburg, USA (2011), Heidelberg Germany (2013), Tokyo Japan (2015), Lyon, France (2017) and Tianjin, China (2019). In a line of the previous meetings, the 9th workshop was planned to take place at the Weizmann Institute of Science in the summer of 2021. Due to the global pandemic situation, it was postponed to March 2022 and later to May 2023 with the hope that in person meeting would be possible this time.

Local Organizing Committee

  • Oded Heber (WIS), chair
  • Yoni Toker (Bar-Ilan University), chair
  • Daniel Strasser (HUJI)
  • Igor Rahinov (Open University)
  • Michael Rappaport (WIS)
  • Daniel Zajfman (WIS)

International Organizing Committee

  • Serge Martin (Université Lyon, France)
  • Henrik B. Pedersen (Aarhus University, Denmark)
  • Michael Fogle (Auborn University, US)
  • Robert Continetti (UCSD, US)
  • Andreas Wolf (MPIK, Germany)
  • Toshiyuki Azuma (RIKEN, Japan)
  • Christine Joblin (IRAP, Toulouse, France)
  • Klavs Hansen (Tianjin University, China)



The Chorafas Institute for Scientific Exchange

Department of Particle Physics and Astrophysics

Goldschleger Center for Nanophysics

Deloro Institute for Space and Optics Research

Crown Photonic Center

Bar Ilan University

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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