This electric field then drives the ions through the drift tube where they interact with the neutral drift molecules contained within the system.
In the drift tube, chemical species separate based on the ion mobility, arriving at the detector for measurement.
Using this drift tube the pair revolutionized the field of ion transport.
The detecting elements are drift tubes (straws), each four millimetres in diameter and up to 144 centimetres long.
This allows for the dimensions of drift tubes to decrease and switch to small cavities, which are more cost-effective at low ion velocities.
An accelerator may also be used in this setup, prior to the drift tube, in order to achieve separation of ions from neutrals when desired.
The electron gun, the drift tube and the collector are still used.
Typical names include, beam pipe, and/or a blank section called a drift tube.
The drift tube (DT) system measures muon positions in the barrel part of the detector.
This drift tube prevents backflow of electromagnetic radiation.