, Racah Institute of Physics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
[Host: Blaine Norum]
Using principles analogous to those of conventional optics it is possible to construct fully electrostatic ion traps which act as a resonant cavity for ion beams. Such traps exhibit an unexpected phenomenon of self-bunching which allows for long lifetimes of trapped ion bunches.
I will present the principles and design of one such electrostatic trap, originally designed at the Weizmann Institute. I will further discuss the experimental possibilities afforded by such a trap, with emphasis on mass spectroscopy and possible measurements of β decay correlations of trapped radioactive ions. Such measurements allow the study of possible standard model extensions affecting the structure of the weak interaction.
Nuclear Physics Seminar
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Physics Building, Room 204
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