Ion motion synchronization in an ion-trap resonator

H. B. Pedersen, D. Strasser, S. Ring, O. Heber, M. L. Rappaport, Y. Rudich, I. Sagi, D. Zajfman*

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The synchronized oscillations of a large number of ions forming a bunch in an electrostatic ion trap are described. It is shown that the coupling mechanism of these ions is the repulsive Coulomb interaction between them. The absence of dispersion, despite the finite energy spread of the ions, are exploited to transform the trap into a mass spectrometer with extremely high resolution.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number055001
Pages (from-to)055001/1-055001/4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number5
StatePublished - 30 Jul 2001
Externally publishedYes


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