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th5418

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I need some help on my research assignment which was dumped upon me during finals week. Thank you research leader for unloading your anger upon this poor undergrad. Anyways, I'm in a project to construct an electrostatic trap... and to model it in matlab. I figure I should try to do this on paper, but I just realized that I have no idea really how one should model this. I figure it's like a box of potentials so would I just solve some LaPlace's equation and gungho on that for a simplistic model?

Does anybody have any further information about electrostatic traps? When I googled it and hit the first few links, it's a bit mumbojumbo, I hope it'll clear up when finals are over, but I'm pretty stressing out right now.

Thanks for the help.

Oh, an electrostatic ion trap by the way.