TITAN: an ion trap for accurate mass measurements of ms-half-life nuclides
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- Chaudhuri, A., Andreoiu, C., Brodeur, M. et al. Appl. Phys. B (2014) 114: 99. doi:10.1007/s00340-013-5618-8
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The introduction of Paul traps, in particular linear radio-frequency quadrupoles in the early 2000s, has revolutionized the use of ion traps for probing the properties of radioactive nuclides. It opened the path to trapping all available nuclides, independent of their chemical properties. We present an overview of direct mass measurements of short-lived nuclides using TITAN, a Penning trap mass spectrometer facility particularly suitable for precision measurements of ms-half-life nuclides.