Velocity distribution of 43Ca+ion cloud in the low temperature limit in a quadrupole Penning Trap


  • Dyavappa B M Department of Physics, Government First Grade College for Women, Kolar, India


Quadrupole Penning trap, Velocity distribution function, 43Ca ion cloud


Penning trap has electric field created by DC voltage applied between ring and end cap electrodes and magnetic field is applied along symmetry axis, as the electric field confines ions in the axial direction through an electric potential minimum and the magnetic field confines the ions in the radial direction. The trapping potential created by the DC voltage applied between the end cap and ring electrodes in the low temperature limit is cancelled by Coulomb interaction of ions and the total energy is mainly kinetic energy of ions. The velocity distribution of 43Ca+ ions along axial direction, in radial plane and total velocity distribution due to resulting motion of both axial and radial motion of ions in low temperature limit in a Quadrupole Penning trap are presented here. These results reveal the properties of 43Ca+ ion cloud and are useful to study confining techniques for different types of ions in low temperature limit and a qubit can be encoded in the hyperfine ground states of 43Ca+ isotope for ion trap quantum computation.


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How to Cite

B M, D. (2021). Velocity distribution of 43Ca+ion cloud in the low temperature limit in a quadrupole Penning Trap. Journal of the Nigerian Society of Physical Sciences, 3(1), 38–41.



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