Next: The basic theoretical foundation
Of great use to physics is the ion trap. Though there are various
models in use, we focus here on Paul style models. To do so, we need
understand Mathieu's equations and their corresponding solutions
in enough detail to grasp the function of the Paul ion trap. In this
report, we explore the behavior of Mathieu's equation and their solution for the Paul ion trap.
Mathieu's Equations and the Ideal rf-Paul Trap