Towards trapped antihydrogen

L. V. Jørgensen, G. Andresen, W. Bertsche, A. Boston, P. D. Bowe, C. L. Cesar, S. Chapman, M. Charlton, J. Fajans, M. C. Fujiwara, R. Funakoshi, D. R. Gill, J. S. Hangst, R. S. Hayano, R. Hydomako, M. J. Jenkins, L. Kurchaninov, N. Madsen, P. Nolan, K. OlchanskiA. Olin, R. D. Page, A. Povilus, F. Robicheaux, E. Sarid, D. M. Silveira, J. W. Storey, R. I. Thompson, D. P. van der Werf, J. S. Wurtele, Y. Yamazaki

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Abstract

Substantial progress has been made in the last few years in the nascent field of antihydrogen physics. The next big step forward is expected to be the trapping of the formed antihydrogen atoms using a magnetic multipole trap. ALPHA is a new international project that started to take data in 2006 at CERN's Antiproton Decelerator facility. The primary goal of ALPHA is stable trapping of cold antihydrogen atoms to facilitate measurements of its properties. We discuss the status of the ALPHA project and the prospects for antihydrogen trapping.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)357-362
Number of pages6
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Volume266
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Antihydrogen
  • Antiprotons
  • Atom traps
  • Multipole magnet
  • Penning trap
  • Positrons

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