Ion guides utilize radio frequency electric elds for radial con nement and are applied extensively for transportation, thermalization, gating and collisional dissociation of ions. Fasmatech’s novel hybrid RF ion guide is designed to compress phase space progressively to enhance acceptance and deliver a highly collimated ion beam. Segmentation guarantees operation over an extended range of pressures and the formation of mononergetic ion beams.

Simulated trajectories demonstrating progressive radial compression of an ion beam moving from higher- to lower-order multipole fields.