An array of miniaturized cylindrical quadrupole ion traps, with a radius of 20 μm, is fabricated using silicon micromachining using phosphorus doped polysilicon and silicon dioxide for the purpose of creating a mass spectrometer on a chip. We have operated the array for mass-selective ion ejection and mass analysis using Xe ions at a pressure of 10-4Torr. The scaling rules for the ion trap in relation to operating pressure, voltage, and frequency are examined.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)