The AEgIS experiment aims at producing antihydrogen (and eventually measuring the effects of the Earth gravitational field on it) with a method based on the charge exchange reaction between antiproton and Rydberg positronium. To be precise, antiprotons are delivered by the CERN Antiproton Decelerator (AD) and are trapped in a multi-ring Penning trap, while positronium is produced by a nanoporous silica target and is excited to Rydberg states by means of a two steps laser excitation. New Monte Carlo simulations are presented in this paper in order to investigate the current status of the AEgIS experiment [1] and to interpret the recently collected data [2].

Monte-Carlo simulation of positronium laser excitation and anti-hydrogen formation via charge exchange

Aghion, Stefano;Consolati, Giovanni;Evans, Craig;Ferragut, Rafael;Sacerdoti, Michele;
2019

Abstract

The AEgIS experiment aims at producing antihydrogen (and eventually measuring the effects of the Earth gravitational field on it) with a method based on the charge exchange reaction between antiproton and Rydberg positronium. To be precise, antiprotons are delivered by the CERN Antiproton Decelerator (AD) and are trapped in a multi-ring Penning trap, while positronium is produced by a nanoporous silica target and is excited to Rydberg states by means of a two steps laser excitation. New Monte Carlo simulations are presented in this paper in order to investigate the current status of the AEgIS experiment [1] and to interpret the recently collected data [2].
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