Stability of a charged particle in a combined Penning-Ioffe trap

T. M. Squires*, P. Yesley, G. Gabrielse

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The stability of a charged particle in a Penning-Ioffe trap was studied. The addition of radial magnetic field of Ioffe trap broke the axial symmetry of a Penning trap. The breakdown of the axial symmetry and a resulting confinement theorem was investigated. The stable orbits related to adiabatic invariants were identified and expressions for their frequencies were obtained.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5266-5269
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number23
StatePublished - Jun 4 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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