2006 Heavy Ion Fusion Symposium Invited Talk

2005 APS DPP Invited Talk

PDF Overview of PTSX

Presentation given at Columbia University Plasma Physics Colloquium

The foundation of PTSX is the similarity between the equations that govern the behavior of an ion beam traveling through a spatially periodic set of quadrupole magnets and those that describe the behavior of ions in a cylindrical Paul trap under certain conditions. Varying the oscillating confining fields of the Paul trap allows us to simulate various magnetic quadrupole configurations that can include hundreds of magnet periods.

The trap consists of a 2 m long, 20 cm diameter, gold plated, stainless steel cylinder that is axially sliced into four electrodes. Applying oscillating voltages ± V

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