Ion Traps

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

byPradip K. Ghosh

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The author provides, in nine chapters, a compact and up-to-date coverage of the entire range of applications of the two most important ion traps: the Paul('radiofrequency') trap and the Penning('dc) trap. The book begins with full details of the ion confinement principles of both these traps;this is followed by a presentation of the basic experimental techniques, including details of a few actual traps. There is then a chapter on the methods of ion cooling, now an essential integral part of all trap-based experiments. The next four chapters provide a comprehensive coverage ofapplications in four major areas, broadly classified as: atomic physics, frequency standards, collision studies, and analytical mass spectrometry. The text is appended by a set of more than 600 fully titled chronologically arranged references which mirror the growth of the field as well asproviding a comprehensive guide to original research papers. The text should be useful to students both at the senior undergraduate and beginning graduate level as a general reader for professionals in atomic physics, chemical physics, mass spectometry and related fields.

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The author provides, in nine chapters, a compact and up-to-date coverage of the entire range of applications of the two most important ion traps: the Paul('radiofrequency') trap and the Penning('dc) trap. The book begins with full details of the ion confinement principles of both these traps;this is followed by a presentation of the b...

P. K. Ghosh is at Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.94 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198539959

ISBN - 13:9780198539957

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Paul Trap confinement3. Penning trap confinement4. Experimental techniques5. Cooling the stored ions6. Ion traps in atomic physics7. Ion traps in frequency standards8. Collision studies with stored ions9. Analytical mass spectrometry with Paul TrapReferences