Carolina Adame

PhD Student
PhD Programme: Physics Engineering
Thematic Line: Surface Science and Vacuum Technology

Lab Number: METROVAC | 244 - Ed. I

Research Areas


PhD Project: Ion Trap for Total and Partial Pressure Measurement


Ion traps are devices that employ electromagnetic fields to confine ions for prolonged periods of time within a limited volume. When ions are trapped in an orbital motion their frequency is a function of the ions mass and ion current can be monitored by the image current induced in an electrode. Ion traps with image current detection offer a high potential for vacuum metrology and process control.
This work investigates a novel ion trap configuration aimed at increasing the accuracy of partial and total pressure measurement commonly required in vacuum-based processes.