Transverse kinematics of ions stored in an electrostatic ion beam trap

D. Attia, D. Strasser, O. Heber, M. L. Rappaport, D. Zajfman*

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We present experimental results, as well as numerical simulations, for the transverse velocity distribution of ions stored in an electrostatic ion beam trap. The measurements indicate that the transverse velocity spread is about 1% of the longitudinal velocity, and that the ions fill the whole transverse stable phase space. We also demonstrate that ion losses from the trap due to multiple scattering with molecules from the residual gas is an important factor limiting the lifetime of the beam.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)279-286
Number of pages8
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Funding Information:
This work was supported in part by the Israel Science Foundation. Laboratoire Kastler Brossel is Unité Mixte de Recherche du CNRS no. 8552, of the Physics Département of Ecole Normale Supérieure and Université Pierre et Marie Curie.


  • Cooling
  • Ion traps
  • Multiple scattering


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