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Animation of Classical and Quantum Mechanical Motions of a Charged Particle in a Paul Trap

M.-Q. Bao
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Mathematica in Education and Research
Year: 1999
Volume: 8
Issue: 3-4
Page range: 66-71

The formulation of classical and quantum mechanical motions of an elementary particle or an ion in a Paul trap is derived by symbolic manipulation using Mathematica. Paul trap potential, the trajectory of classical motions, the quantum mechanical ground state and first excited state, and the squeezed states for a trapped particle are represented in Mathematica-generated animation.

*Science > Physics > Quantum Physics
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