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Trapping Lycopodium Spores in a Vertical Linear Paul Trap

Timmer, Myrdin (2023) Trapping Lycopodium Spores in a Vertical Linear Paul Trap. Bachelor's Thesis, Physics.


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Ion traps are great. Their applications in scientific research are very broad, and they can serve as an impressive demonstrational tool for open days, lectures and student labs, when adapted. Here, a linear Paul trap is oriented vertically to trap Lycopodium Clavatum spores and examine the electric fields needed to balance the pull of gravity. The spores were ionized with a statically charged PVC rod. Their behaviour inside the trap was examined to find a charge to mass ratio between 0.01 and 0.05 C/kg. Analysis of two-ion Coulomb crystals provided an estimated charge around 106 qe. Some recommendations are given for future spore trapping setups.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's Thesis)
Supervisor name: Jones, S.A.
Degree programme: Physics
Thesis type: Bachelor's Thesis
Language: English
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2023 09:15
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2023 13:16

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