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Design, microfabrication, and analysis of micrometer-sized cylindrical ion trap arrays.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17503946     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A description of the design and microfabrication of arrays of micrometer-scale cylindrical ion traps is offered. Electrical characterization and initial ion trapping experiments with a massively parallel array of 5 microm internal radius (r(0)) sized cylindrical ion traps (CITs) are also described. The ion trap, materials, and design are presented and shown to be critical in achieving minimal trapping potential while maintaining minimal power consumption. The ion traps, fabricated with metal electrodes, have inner radii of 1, 2, 5, and 10 microm and range from 5 to 24 microm in height. The electrical characteristics of packaged ion trap arrays were measured with a vector network analyzer. The testing focused on trapping toluene (C(7)H(8)), mass 91, 92, or 93 amu, in the 5 microm sized CITs. Ions were formed via electron impact ionization and were ejected by turning off the rf voltage applied to the ring electrode; a current signal was collected at this time. Optimum ionization and trapping conditions, such as a sufficient pseudopotential well and high ionization to ion loss rate ratio (as determined by simulation), proved to be difficult to establish due to the high device capacitance and the presence of exposed dielectric material in the trapping region. However, evidence was obtained suggesting the trapping of ions in 1%-15% of the traps in the array. These first tests on micrometer-scale CITs indicated the necessary materials and device design modifications for realizing ultrasmall and low power ion traps.
D Cruz; J P Chang; M Fico; A J Guymon; D E Austin; M G Blain
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Review of scientific instruments     Volume:  78     ISSN:  0034-6748     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev Sci Instrum     Publication Date:  2007 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-05-16     Completed Date:  2007-06-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0405571     Medline TA:  Rev Sci Instrum     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  015107     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Electrochemistry* / instrumentation
Ions / chemistry*
Microchemistry* / instrumentation
Toluene / chemistry*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Ions; 108-88-3/Toluene

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