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Title: Ion mobility measurement by dc tomography in an rf quadrupole ion trap

Abstract

A nonintrusive tomographic method sensitive to the spatial distribution of trapped ions in the rf quadrupole ion trap is used to investigate ion cooling in the course of collisions with helium. Cooling commences after coherent excitation, by a resonant ac signal, of a mass-selected population of ions and its progress is followed using a short monopolar dc pulse to probe the position of the ion cloud. The amplitude of the probe dc pulse is selected such that it is sufficient to eject ions at some phases and not others. The abundance of the remaining trapped ion population is recorded by a scan of the rf amplitude and thus provides information on the axial secular motion of the original trapped ions. Ions of identical nominal mass, but different chemical composition (krypton, benzene-d{sub 6}, and 1-hexene, all nominal mass 84 Da), are studied using pressures chosen to give cooling periods on the order of 10 ms. The maximum excursion in the axial direction, when plotted as a function of cooling time, provides information on the cooling process. The relative cooling times for the ions examined agree with calculated or experimentally known, velocity-dependent collision cross sections. Cooling times, using 0.46 mTorr of heliummore » when operating the ion trap at Mathieu parameter q{sub z} = 0.278, were 12 ms for krypton, 9.5 ms for benzene-d{sub 6}, and 7 ms for 1-hexene. Simulations of ion motion made using the ion trap simulation program, ITSIM, with ion/neutral elastic collisions enabled, gave results that closely match and augment the experimental data. Methods for increasing the resolution of the experiment are discussed.« less

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
20075890
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Journal of Physical Chemistry A: Molecules, Spectroscopy, Kinetics, Environment, amp General Theory
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 104; Journal Issue: 21; Other Information: PBD: 1 Jun 2000; Journal ID: ISSN 1089-5639
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; ION CYCLOTRON RESONANCE SPECTROSCOPY; RF SYSTEMS; TOMOGRAPHY; MASS SPECTROSCOPY; QUADRUPOLES

Citation Formats

Plass, W R, Gill, L A, Bui, H A, and Cooks, R G. Ion mobility measurement by dc tomography in an rf quadrupole ion trap. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.1021/jp994356c.
Plass, W R, Gill, L A, Bui, H A, & Cooks, R G. Ion mobility measurement by dc tomography in an rf quadrupole ion trap. United States. https://doi.org/10.1021/jp994356c
Plass, W R, Gill, L A, Bui, H A, and Cooks, R G. Thu . "Ion mobility measurement by dc tomography in an rf quadrupole ion trap". United States. https://doi.org/10.1021/jp994356c.
@article{osti_20075890,
title = {Ion mobility measurement by dc tomography in an rf quadrupole ion trap},
author = {Plass, W R and Gill, L A and Bui, H A and Cooks, R G},
abstractNote = {A nonintrusive tomographic method sensitive to the spatial distribution of trapped ions in the rf quadrupole ion trap is used to investigate ion cooling in the course of collisions with helium. Cooling commences after coherent excitation, by a resonant ac signal, of a mass-selected population of ions and its progress is followed using a short monopolar dc pulse to probe the position of the ion cloud. The amplitude of the probe dc pulse is selected such that it is sufficient to eject ions at some phases and not others. The abundance of the remaining trapped ion population is recorded by a scan of the rf amplitude and thus provides information on the axial secular motion of the original trapped ions. Ions of identical nominal mass, but different chemical composition (krypton, benzene-d{sub 6}, and 1-hexene, all nominal mass 84 Da), are studied using pressures chosen to give cooling periods on the order of 10 ms. The maximum excursion in the axial direction, when plotted as a function of cooling time, provides information on the cooling process. The relative cooling times for the ions examined agree with calculated or experimentally known, velocity-dependent collision cross sections. Cooling times, using 0.46 mTorr of helium when operating the ion trap at Mathieu parameter q{sub z} = 0.278, were 12 ms for krypton, 9.5 ms for benzene-d{sub 6}, and 7 ms for 1-hexene. Simulations of ion motion made using the ion trap simulation program, ITSIM, with ion/neutral elastic collisions enabled, gave results that closely match and augment the experimental data. Methods for increasing the resolution of the experiment are discussed.},
doi = {10.1021/jp994356c},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/20075890}, journal = {Journal of Physical Chemistry A: Molecules, Spectroscopy, Kinetics, Environment, amp General Theory},
issn = {1089-5639},
number = 21,
volume = 104,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {6}
}