Production of antihydrogen by using the charge exchange reaction, as proposed by AEgIS (Antimatter Experiment: gravity, Interferometry, Spectroscopy), requires the formation of a dense cloud of positronium atoms excited to Rydberg states. In this work, the recent advances in AEgIS towards this result are described. Namely, the manipulation of positrons to produce bunches containing more than 108 particles and the laser excitation of positronium to Rydberg states, using n=3 as intermediate level, are presented.

Positron manipulation and positronium laser excitation in AEgIS

AGHION, STEFANO;CONSOLATI, GIOVANNI;EVANS, CRAIG WILLIAM;FERRAGUT, RAFAEL OMAR;Sacerdoti, M.;
2016

Abstract

Production of antihydrogen by using the charge exchange reaction, as proposed by AEgIS (Antimatter Experiment: gravity, Interferometry, Spectroscopy), requires the formation of a dense cloud of positronium atoms excited to Rydberg states. In this work, the recent advances in AEgIS towards this result are described. Namely, the manipulation of positrons to produce bunches containing more than 108 particles and the laser excitation of positronium to Rydberg states, using n=3 as intermediate level, are presented.
Defect and Diffusion Forum
9783038356059
Positron; Positronium; Radiation; Materials Science (all); Condensed Matter Physics
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