Guiding of Ar7+ ions through a glass microcapillary array

P. Herczku, Z. Juhász, S. T.S. Kovács, R. Rácz, S. Biri, J. Tóth, B. Sulik

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We studied the guiding effect in a glass microcapillary array with similar dimensions as for a multi-channel plate (MCP) detector. At low impact energies (<10 keV), no significant ion transmission was found. At higher energies, though the transmission after a transient period tended to be regular, temporary blocking and unexpected strong irregularities were found in the angular distribution of the transmitted ions during the early time evolution. Self-organizing seems to take over even after this chaotic period in the development of ion transmission.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-74
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2015



  • Capillary guiding
  • Highly charged ions
  • Self-organization
  • Time evolution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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