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.

**Timothy Jones**

- The basic theoretical foundation of the Paul trap
- Mathieu's Equation, solution, and stability

- C Progam for calculating the stability regions of Mathieu's equation
- Activation of the equation for the ideal rf Paul trap

- Technical details

- Mathieu & Maple, forever
- Bibliography
- About this document ...

tim jones 2008-07-07