xmpl3d05, 5th 'example' data file for CPO3D
Quadrupole filter with oscillating field.
Superseded by xmpl3d95, which uses the option for users equations.
The exact electrode shapes for the ideal quadrupole field are simulated in this example by a mixture of 'cylindrical' rectangles (that is, rectangles that are part of a cylindrical surface) and flat rectangles. The particles are singly charged nitrogen molecular ions.
The following data were obtained when the memory and speed of PC's was much more limited than at present, so the available number of segments was small and the requested inaccuracies were fairly high to give a quick demonstration.
The left and right electrodes have the voltage V and the shape given by
while the top and bottom electrodes have the voltage -V and the shape given by
so the potential distribution is give by
In this example the voltage V is given the time dependence
where v0=0.6, v1=7.0, tau=0.0006ms.
The particles are singly charged nitrogen molecular ions.