Publications Describing Device
The Paul Trap Simulator Experiment (PTSX) is a quadrupole ion trap (also known as Paul trap after Wolfgang Paul, inventor of this kind of devices) located at PPPL. It is a 3m long device that simulates the conditions of a larger particle accelerator, making possible to study phenomena with much lower spatial requirements. PTSX is used in research of different fields, including particle physics and high energy physics. In fusion, it is used in the study of heavy ion fusion and tritium production.
2002 - present