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Penning Trap

A penning trap is a type of ion trap that confines charged particles using DC electric fields and a uniform magnetic field (unlike a Paul Trap which uses RF electric fields and no magnetic fields).

One application of Penning traps is for Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry (FT-ICR). Image Charge Detection is often used for detection.

SIMION Specific

SIMION examples include

See Also

  • Session 5 “Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry” in the Short ASMS Course (courses\short folder in the SIMION 8.0 program directory and also included in SIMION 7.0).
  • Magnets
  • Wikipedia:Penning_trap
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