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Title: Ion Trapping, Storage, and Ejection in Structures for Lossless Ion Manipulations

Here, a structure for lossless ion manipulation (SLIM) module was constructed with electrode arrays patterned on a pair of parallel printed circuit boards (PCB) separated by 5 mm and utilized to investigate capabilities for ion trapping at 4 Torr. Positive ions were confined by application of RF having alternating phases on a series of inner rung electrodes and by positive DC potentials on surrounding guard electrodes on each PCB. An axial DC field was also introduced by stepwise varying the DC potential of the inner rung electrodes so as to control the ion transport and accumulation inside the ion trap. We show that ions could be trapped and accumulated with 100% efficiency, stored for at least 5 hours with no losses, and could be rapidly ejected from the SLIM trap.
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  1. Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States). Biological Sciences Division
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Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 0003-2700; 48680; 48135; KP1601010
Grant/Contract Number:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Analytical Chemistry
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 87; Journal Issue: 12; Journal ID: ISSN 0003-2700
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Research Org:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States). Environmental Molecular Sciences Lab. (EMSL)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23); USDOE Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) Program
Country of Publication:
United States
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; lossless ion trapping; high pressure; SLIM; ion manipulation; ion storage; ion accumulation; ion release; Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory
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