The study of antimatter properties is the main objective of the AEGIS experiment at the CERN Antiproton Decelerator. Antihydrogen and Positronium will be produced to perform tests of fundamental laws, such as the Weak Equivalence Principle (WEP) and the CPT symmetry of Particle Physics. In the first phase of the experiment, a beam of Antihydrogen will be formed whose fall in the gravitational field will be measured in a moiré deflectometer. This will constitute the first high-sensitivity test of the WEP with antimatter. The present paper will review the working principle of the experiment.

AEgIS at Cern: Measuring Antihydrogen Fall

AGHION, STEFANO;CONSOLATI, GIOVANNI;FERRAGUT, RAFAEL OMAR;M. Sacerdoti;
2014

Abstract

The study of antimatter properties is the main objective of the AEGIS experiment at the CERN Antiproton Decelerator. Antihydrogen and Positronium will be produced to perform tests of fundamental laws, such as the Weak Equivalence Principle (WEP) and the CPT symmetry of Particle Physics. In the first phase of the experiment, a beam of Antihydrogen will be formed whose fall in the gravitational field will be measured in a moiré deflectometer. This will constitute the first high-sensitivity test of the WEP with antimatter. The present paper will review the working principle of the experiment.
Proceedings, The XXI International Workshop on High Energy Physics and Quantum Field Theory (QFTHEP 2013)
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