Particle Ensemble Density: Rotating Wall

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Part of the Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics book series (SSAOPP, volume 100)

Abstract

The particle number density and shape of an ensemble of confined in a Penning trap can be controlled by the so-called ‘rotating wall technique’, which is a specific, non-resonant excitation of the ensemble’s rotation. Here, we briefly discuss the requirements, technical implementations, and the phenomenology of such a rotating wall, mainly when used for compression of the confined ensemble.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion ResearchDarmstadtGermany

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