First stability region

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DRAFT DEFINITION
First stability region
Stability region of a Mathieu stability diagram closest to the origin. Ions within this region can traverse the full length of a transmission quadrupole or can be trapped in a Paul ion trap.
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Reference(s):
P. H. Dawson. Quadrupole Mass Spectrometry and Its Applications. Elsevier, New York (1976).
This is an unofficial draft definition presented for information and comment.

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