Applied Physics B

, Volume 107, Issue 4, pp 997–1005 | Cite as

The trap design of PENTATRAP

  • C. Roux
  • C. Böhm
  • A. Dörr
  • S. Eliseev
  • S. George
  • M. Goncharov
  • Y. N. Novikov
  • J. Repp
  • S. Sturm
  • S. Ulmer
  • K. Blaum
Article

Abstract

A novel Penning-trap tower consisting of five compensated cylindrical Penning traps is developed for the PENTATRAP mass spectrometer at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik in Heidelberg, Germany. An analytical expression for the electrostatic potential inside the trap tower is derived to calculate standard Penning-trap properties like the compensation of anharmonicities and an orthogonal geometry of the trap electrodes. Since the PENTATRAP project described in the preceding article aims for ultra high-precision mass-ratio measurements of highly charged ions up to uranium, systematic effects for highly charged ions inside the trap tower are considered for the design process as well. Finally, a limit due to remaining anharmonic shifts at large amplitudes is estimated for the resulting geometry, which is important for phase-sensitive measurements of the reduced cyclotron frequency of the ions.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Roux
    • 1
    • 2
  • C. Böhm
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • A. Dörr
    • 1
    • 2
  • S. Eliseev
    • 1
  • S. George
    • 1
    • 6
  • M. Goncharov
    • 1
    • 2
  • Y. N. Novikov
    • 3
    • 4
  • J. Repp
    • 1
    • 2
  • S. Sturm
    • 1
    • 5
  • S. Ulmer
    • 1
    • 7
    • 2
    • 5
  • K. Blaum
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für KernphysikHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.Fakultät für Physik und AstronomieRuprecht-Karls-UniversitätHeidelbergGermany
  3. 3.Extreme Matter Institute EMMIHelmholtz GemeinschaftDarmstadtGermany
  4. 4.St. Petersburg Nuclear Physics InstituteGatchinaRussia
  5. 5.Institut für PhysikJohannes Gutenberg-UniversitätMainzGermany
  6. 6.National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, MSUEast LansingUSA
  7. 7.RIKEN Advanced Science InstituteWakoJapan

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