Trapped Charged Particles and Fundamental Interactions

  • Frank Herfurth
  • Habil Klaus  Blaum

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 749)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-8
  2. G. Werth
    Pages 1-37
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 1-4

About this book


The development of ion traps has spurred significant experimental activities able to link measurable quantities to the most fundamental aspects of physics.

The first chapter sets the scene and motivates the use of ion traps with an in-depth survey of the low-energy electroweak sector of the standard model amenable to precision test. The next parts then introduce and review aspects of the theory, simulation and experimental implementation of such traps. Last but not least, two important applications, namely high resolution mass spectrometry in Penning traps and tests of fundamental physics - such as the CPT theorem - with trapped antiprotons are discussed.

This volume bridges the gap between the graduate textbook and the research literature and will assist graduate students and newcomers to the field in quickly entering and mastering the subject matter.


CPT theorem antiprotons highly-charged ions ion traps mass spectronomy particles simulation

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  • Frank Herfurth
  • Habil Klaus  Blaum

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