ISOLDE Seminar

Investigation of Self-Bunching in MIRACLS’ Proof-of-Principle MR-ToF Device

by Fabian Hummer (Johannes Kepler University (AT))




Space charge effects have been observed in MIRACLS' proof-of-principle setup and it became apparent that these effects will play a role in further measurements. One of such effects is the phenomenon is self-bunching, which makes an ion bunch in the MR-ToF keep its narrow time spread in situations where it should disperse. Recent measurement results and improved simulations give new insights into different space charge effects in MIRACLS' MR-ToF device.