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Multiply-ionized Atoms Isolated at low energy in a Unitary Penning Trap

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Author(s)

Joseph N. Tan, Shannon Hoogerheide, Samuel M. Brewer, Nicholas D. Guise

Abstract

Ions extracted from the EBIT at NIST are slowed and captured in a Penning trap that is made very compact (< 150 cm3) by a unitary architecture. Measurements after 1 ms of ion storage indicate that the captured ions are distributed with 5(1) eV of energy spread, which is roughly 2 orders of magnitude lower than expected in the ion source, without implementing any cooling. Some experiments are discussed. One goal is to produce one-electron ions in high angular momentum states for studying optical transitions between Rydberg states that could potentially enable new tests of QED and determination of fundamental constants.
Citation
AIP Conference Proceedings
Volume
1640

Keywords

Atomic Physics, Ion Trapping, Atomic Spectroscopy

Citation

Tan, J. , Hoogerheide, S. , Brewer, S. and Guise, N. (2015), Multiply-ionized Atoms Isolated at low energy in a Unitary Penning Trap, AIP Conference Proceedings, [online], https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4905405 (Accessed May 24, 2024)

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Created January 9, 2015, Updated July 18, 2023