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Stable Trapping of Multielectron Helium Bubbles in a Paul Trap

Joseph, E M and Vadakkumbatt, V and Pal, A and Ghosh, A (2017) Stable Trapping of Multielectron Helium Bubbles in a Paul Trap. In: JOURNAL OF LOW TEMPERATURE PHYSICS, 187 (5-6). pp. 580-587.

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Official URL: http://doi.org/10.1007/s10909-016-1702-x


In a recent experiment, we have used a linear Paul trap to store and study multielectron bubbles (MEBs) in liquid helium. MEBs have a charge-to-mass ratio (between 10(-4) and 10(-2) C/kg) which is several orders of magnitude smaller than ions (between 10(6) and 10(8) C/kg) studied in traditional ion traps. In addition, MEBs experience significant drag force while moving through the liquid. As a result, the experimental parameters for stable trapping of MEBs, such as magnitude and frequency of the applied electric fields, are very different from those used in typical ion trap experiments. The purpose of this paper is to model the motion of MEBs inside a linear Paul trap in liquid helium, determine the range of working parameters of the trap, and compare the results with experiments.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the SPRINGER/PLENUM PUBLISHERS, 233 SPRING ST, NEW YORK, NY 10013 USA
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Communication Engineering
Division of Interdisciplinary Sciences > Centre for Nano Science and Engineering
Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2017 06:53
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2017 06:53
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/57626

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