Nuclear Physics Seminars

ics Nuclear
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
3:30 PM
Physics Building, Room 204
Guy Ron [Host: Blaine Norum]
Racah Institute of Physics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
"Electrostatic Traps as a High Precision Measurement Tool"
ABSTRACT:
Using principles analogous to those of conventional optics it is possible to construct fully electrostatic ion traps which act as a resonant cavity for ion beams. Such traps exhibit an unexpected phenomenon of self-bunching which allows for long lifetimes of trapped ion bunches.
I will present the principles and design of one such electrostatic trap, originally designed at the Weizmann Institute. I will further discuss the experimental possibilities aff orded by such a trap, with emphasis on mass spectroscopy and possible measurements of β decay correlations of trapped radioactive ions. Such measurements allow the study of possible standard model extensions affecting the structure of the weak interaction.

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