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System and method for trapping and measuring a charged particle in a liquid

United States Patent

July 23, 2013
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A system and method for trapping a charged particle is disclosed. A time-varying periodic multipole electric potential is generated in a trapping volume. A charged particle under the influence of the multipole electric field is confined to the trapping volume. A three electrode configuration giving rise to a 3D Paul trap and a four planar electrode configuration giving rise to a 2D Paul trap are disclosed.
Reed; Mark A. (Monroe, CT), Krstic; Predrag S. (Knoxville, TN), Guan; Weihua (New Haven, CT), Zhao; Xiongce (Gaithersburg, MD)
Yale University (New Haven, CT), UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN), University of Tennessee Research Foundation (Knoxville, TN)
13/ 644,750
October 4, 2012
This invention was made with government support under HG004764 and HG003578 awarded by National Institute of Health and DE-AC02-05CH11231 and DE-AC05-00ER22725 awarded by Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.