electron-beam ion trap

electron-beam ion trap

[i‚lek‚trän ‚bē ′i·ən ‚trap]
(electronics)
A device for producing the highest possible charge states of heavy ions, in which impact ionization or excitation by successive electrons is efficiently achieved by causing the ions to be trapped in a compressed electron beam by the electron beam's space charge. Abbreviated EBIT
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The researchers used an electron-beam ion trap to create and capture uranium ions (SN: 11/20/93, p.
Recently completed, the high-energy electron-beam ion trap, dubbed SuperEBIT.

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