Paul Trap Simulation Experiment

Simulating Confined Ion Beams of Large Accelerators

Objective: To measure barium ions in Princeton’s pure-ion plasma using laser-induced-fluorescence (LIF).

Significance: The Paul Trap Simulation Experiment (PTSX) is a scaled-down, “table-top” model of the focusing physics designed into large particle accelerators.

Long Range Goal: To diagnose the beam’s halo ion population and optimize the operating parameters to maximize the utility of the table-top model for experiments.

Collaborators: Herbert Gunell, Moses Chung (PPPL), Erik Gilson (PPPL), Mark Koepke, Eric Reynolds