Accession Number:

ADP012559

Title:

Synchronization Effect in an Ion Trap Resonator

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 Apr 2001-31 Mar 2002

Corporate Author:

WEIZMANN INST OF SCIENCE REHOVOT (ISRAEL) DEPT OF PARTICLE SCIENCE

Report Date:

2002-06-24

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE