Hyperbolic and Cylindrical Penning Traps

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


The oldest Penning trap geometry in use is the hyperbolic shape, which provides good confinement properties by design, however was difficult to machine to high precisions at the time of its introduction, and offers limited access for particles and laser beams. Thus, cylindrical designs were brought forward, including more open structures. Here, we briefly review the hyperbolic and the most important forms of cylindrical Penning traps. Following that, we will have a look at variations on the concept and at the confinement properties.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion ResearchDarmstadtGermany

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