electron-beam ion trap
electron-beam ion trap[i‚lek‚trän ‚bē ′i·ən ‚trap]
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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