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Motion of ions in the Kingdon trap

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Lewis, R.R. ; Department of Physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109

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The classical and quantum motion of ions in a Kingdon trap (Orbitron) is studied for nearly circular orbits. The frequencies of small axial and radial oscillations are derived for both the logarithmic potential and the actual potential. A numerical comparison with the asymptotic approximation and with exact energy eigenvalues shows that the small oscillation method is adequate for most purposes.

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Journal of Applied Physics  (Volume:53 ,  Issue: 6 )