Ion extraction and focusing using the High Performance Antiproton Trap. (South Carolina Junior Academy Of Sciences Abstracts).
Using a High Performance Antiproton Trap and adjusting the voltages
on a series of five Einzel lenses, a beam of ions was focused onto a
Micro-Channel Plate to maximize the number of captured particles as a
method of spacecraft propulsion. Further focusing occurred with the
addition of a solenoid. Test results included a density profile and
radio frequency data, in addition to the recorded focusing advancements.
The focusing achieved during this research has proved beneficiary to
NASA and has been a large step forward in Antimatter Propulsion
South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics