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Some questions about ion trap?

  1. Apr 3, 2008 #1
    Now scientists can trap one ion in the ion trap. I think this technology is very advanced. In 1986 both of Dehmelt's group and Toschek's group firstly trapped the Ba+ ion. Now after 20 years, the ion trap technology has gotten greater progress.
    I have some questions. Nowadays what ions have been trapped in Lab? Has the He+ ion been trapped?
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  3. Apr 20, 2008 #2
    I once have seen a "periodic table for the trappist" where one could see all the species that can be trapped (I guess the method was the gas buffer).

    May be some googling will help. I know that In and Be were trapped nicely through the use of a Paul Trap.

    Best wishes

  4. Apr 20, 2008 #3
    Thank you for your kind advice.
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