Development of a high-precision Penning trap magnetometer for the LEBIT facility

D. L. Lincoln, R. Baker, A. L. Benjamin, G. Bollen, M. Redshaw, R. Ringle, S. Schwarz, A. Sonea, A. A. Valverde

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A high-precision magnetometer based on a miniature Penning trap was developed to support Penning trap mass spectrometry of rare isotopes. Magnetic field monitoring with a relative precision of 2 parts in 108 with a temporal resolution of 15 min was demonstrated. The use of this magnetometer at the Low-Energy Beam and Ion Trap (LEBIT) facility at Michigan State University will virtually eliminate the need to perform reference measurements during on-line mass measurements of rare isotopes and allow for the best use of precious on-line measurement time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Mass Spectrometry
StatePublished - Mar 15 2015


  • FT-ICR
  • Image charge detection
  • Magnetometer
  • Mass measurements
  • Penning trap


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