High Resolution Penning Trap as a Precision Mass-Ratio Spectrometer

@inproceedings{Dyck1980HighRP,
  title={High Resolution Penning Trap as a Precision Mass-Ratio Spectrometer},
  author={Robert Spaulding van Dyck and Paul Bartholomew Schwinberg and Samuel H. Bailey},
  year={1980}
}
The compensated Penning trap1 with characteristic dimensions RO and ZO is a D.C. electric potential cage located in a strong axial magnetic field and as such is an ideal apparatus for isolating long lived charged particles, nearly at rest (thermalized by a cryogenic environment) and essentially free of other-particle interactions (due to the ultra-high vacuum used, ≪10-10 Torr). The ability to determine mass arises from the inverse mass dependence of the various motions in the trap. The first… CONTINUE READING

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