Commissioning of the DESIREE storage rings : a new facility for cold ion-ion collisions

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Title Commissioning of the DESIREE storage rings : a new facility for cold ion-ion collisions
Author Gatchell, M ; Schmeidt, H.T. ; Thomas, R.D. ; Rosen, S ; Reinhed, P ; Löfgren, P ; Brännholm, L ; Blom, M ; Björkhage, M ; Bäckström, E ; Alexander, J.D. ; Leontein, S ; Hanstorp, D. ; Zettergren, H ; Liljeby, L ; Källberg, A ; Simonsson, A ; Hellberg, F ; Mannervik, S ; Larsson, M ; Geppert, W.D. ; Rensfelt, K.G. ; Danared, H ; Paal, A ; Masuda, M ; Hallden, P ; Andler, G ; Stockett, M ; Chen, T ; Källersjö, G ; Weimer, J ; Hansen, K ; Hartman, Henrik ; Cederquist, H
Date 2014
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We report on the ongoing commissioning of the Double ElectroStatic Ion Ring ExpEriment, DESIREE, at Stockholm University. Beams of atomic carbon anions (C‑) and smaller carbon anion molecules (C‑2, C‑3, C‑4 etc.) have been produced in a sputter ion source, accelerated to 10 keV or 20 keV, and stored successfully in the two electrostatic rings. The rings are enclosed in a common vacuum chamber cooled to below 13 Kelvin. The DESIREE facility allows for studies of internally relaxed single isolated atomic, molecular and cluster ions and for collision experiments between cat- and anions down to very low center-of-mass collision energies (meV scale). The total thermal load of the vacuum chamber at this temperature is measured to be 32 W. The decay rates of stored ion beams have two components: a non-exponential component caused by the space charge of the beam itself which dominates at early times and an exponential term from the neutralization of the beam in collisions with residual gas at later times. The residual gas limited storage lifetime of carbon anions in the symmetric ring is over seven minutes while the 1/e lifetime in the asymmetric ring is measured to be about 30 seconds. Although we aim to improve the storage in the second ring, the number of stored ions are now sufficient for many merged beams experiments with positive and negative ions requiring milliseconds to seconds ion storage.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/488/1/012040 (link to publisher's fulltext.)
Publisher IOP
Host/Issue Journal of Physics: Conference Series;1
Volume 488
ISSN 1742-6588
Pages 012040
Language eng (iso)
Subject Sciences
Research Subject Categories::NATURAL SCIENCES
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/17702 Permalink to this page
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