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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 Technology.
Rachael Rosenberg
South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics
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Title Annotation:spacecraft propulsion research
Author:Rosenberg, Rachael
Publication:Bulletin of the South Carolina Academy of Science
Article Type:Brief Article
Date:Jan 1, 2003
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