Synchronization Effect in an Ion Trap Resonator
Final rept. 15 Apr 2001-31 Mar 2002
WEIZMANN INST OF SCIENCE REHOVOT (ISRAEL) DEPT OF PARTICLE SCIENCE
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Using a resonator-like electrostatic ion trap, we demonstrate that, under certain condition, it is possible to keep constant the width of a packet of ions oscillating between two mirrors. We show, using one dimensional calculations, that the effect is the result of Coulomb repulsion which, in a counter-intuitive way, keeps the ions together. Preliminary results of the exploitation of this phenomenon for high precision mass spectrometery are given.
- Electricity and Magnetism
- Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics