Intense Beam EXperiment (IBEX)

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What is it?

IBEX is a linear Paul trap at the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. This small experiment consists of a linear Paul trap apparatus similar to the S-POD system at Hiroshima University, confining non-neutral Argon plasma in an rf quadrupole field. The physical equivalence between this device and a beam in a linear focusing channel makes it suitable for accelerator physics studies including resonances and high intensity effects.

References

IPAC'16 paper on 'Overview of the Design of the IBEX Linear Paul Trap Download

Resonance crossing (as in ns-FFAG) with SPOD (collaboration paper) Download

Recent studies of non-linear Paul trap by Hiroshima University collaborators Download