The electron beam ion trap (EBIT) is a small-scale laboratory instrument which uses a tightly focused and energy-tunable electron beam to create, trap, and probe highly charged ions. Date from the EBIT yields accurate wavelengths of these ions, which are used to interpret spectra from the Chandra X-ray satellite and the FUSE ultraviolet satellite.


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EBIT spectroscopy



Nancy Brickhouse, John Raymond


The CfA is purchasing a Refrigerated EBIT from Physics & Technology, similar to this one at the Univ of Stockholm. This facility will be dedicated to astrophysics experiments.


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