Dynamics of stored ions in an electrostatic ion beam trap

D. Zajfman*, D. Strasser, O. Heber, S. Goldberg, A. Diner, M. L. Rappaport

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The motion of an ion bunch trapped between two electrostatic mirrors is described and the two main regimes, called dispersive and self-bunching, are characterized. Use of the delta-kick cooling method is demonstrated for the dispersive mode.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)196-202
Number of pages7
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 11 Oct 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Worshop on Beam Cooling and Related Topics - Lake Yamanaka, Yamanashi, Japan
Duration: 19 May 200323 May 2003

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the German Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Technology (BMBF) within the framework of the German–Israeli Project Cooperation in Future-Oriented Topics (DIP), by the Israel Science Foundation, by the Minerva Foundation, and by a special grant from Yeda.


  • Delta-kick cooling
  • Electrostatic trap
  • Self-bunching


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