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Particle Confinement in Penning Traps

An Introduction


  • Provides an overview of the most important techniques in Penning traps

  • Serves as a richly illustrated introduction for those entering the field

  • Provides background as well as practical information about Penning trap operation

  • Gives the most important quantitative results in unified notation

  • Serves as a reference for seasoned researchers


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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Manuel Vogel
    Pages 1-8
  3. Manuel Vogel
    Pages 21-30
  4. Manuel Vogel
    Pages 31-44
  5. Manuel Vogel
    Pages 105-129
  6. Manuel Vogel
    Pages 131-146
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    Pages 147-160
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    Pages 161-167
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    Pages 169-223
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    Pages 225-236
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    Pages 237-248
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    Pages 275-288
  13. Manuel Vogel
    Pages 289-296
  14. Manuel Vogel
    Pages 297-305

About this book


This book provides an introduction to the field of Penning traps and related experimental techniques. It  serves both as a primer for those entering the field, and as a quick reference for those working in it. The book is motivated by the observation that often a vast number of different resources have to be explored to gain a good overview of Penning trap principles. This is especially true for students who experience additional difficulty due to the different styles of presentation and notation. This volume provides a broad introductory overview in unified notation.


Precision spectroscopy Confined ions and plasmas Highly charged ions Trapped charged particles Resistive Cooling Laser Cooling Unified notation Penning traps

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion ResearchDarmstadtGermany

About the authors

The author received his PhD in physics from the University of Mainz in 2001, working with Lutz Schweikhard on molecular ions confined in a Penning trap. He then joined the group of Günter Werth and worked on precision measurements of the bound electron's magnetic moment in Penning traps. He extended this work as a research associate at Imperial College London in the group of Richard Thompson, and later joined Penning trap projects for precision spectroscopy at the GSI Helmholtz-Centre in Darmstadt, Germany.

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