Off-resonance energy absorption in a linear Paul trap due to mass selective resonant quenching.

@article{Sivarajah2013OffresonanceEA,
  title={Off-resonance energy absorption in a linear Paul trap due to mass selective resonant quenching.},
  author={I Sivarajah and Dr Stuart B. Goodman and J. Elisabeth Wells and Frank A Narducci and W Wendell Smith},
  journal={The Review of scientific instruments},
  year={2013},
  volume={84 11},
  pages={113101}
}
Linear Paul traps (LPT) are used in many experimental studies such as mass spectrometry, atom-ion collisions, and ion-molecule reactions. Mass selective resonant quenching (MSRQ) is implemented in LPT either to identify a charged particle's mass or to remove unwanted ions from a controlled experimental environment. In the latter case, MSRQ can introduce undesired heating to co-trapped ions of different mass, whose secular motion is off resonance with the quenching ac field, which we call off… CONTINUE READING