Self-bunching induced by negative effective mass instability in an electrostatic ion beam trap

D. Strasser*, O. Heber, S. Goldberg, D. Zajfman

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Abstract

We demonstrate that the synchronization effect, which has been observed when a bunch of ions oscillates between two mirrors in an electrostatic ion beam trap, can be explained as a negative effective mass instability. We derive simple necessary conditions for the existence of a regime in which this dispersionless behaviour occurs and demonstrate that, in this regime, the ion trap can be used as a high resolution mass spectrometer.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)953-959
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Volume36
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 14 Mar 2003
Externally publishedYes

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