To simulate ion trajectories in a new mass spectrometer design, (a Rutgers invention). The objective is to understand the experimental factors that govern the sensitivity and resolution of various prototypical mass specs. An investigation of initial ion trajectory phase space is to determine the next generation of devices. Construction and testing of the new instruments is to follow. Commercial interest in design improvements and optimization of an intrinsically simple trap design adds impetus to this project. The future extension to inexpensive mass spec design drives towards university and even high school teaching projects.
An interest in Physical Chemistry, computing/programming, and experiment design.
Course Experience: Differential equations, some Physics.