Accession Number : ADA626745


Title :   The Production and Study of Cold Antiprotons and Antihydrogen


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 May 2010-30 Apr 2015


Corporate Author : PRESIDENT AND FELLOWS OF HARVARD COLL CAMBRIDGE MA OFFICE OF SPONSORED RESEARCH


Personal Author(s) : Gabrielse, Gerald


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a626745.pdf


Report Date : 03 Aug 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 25


Abstract : A matter particle and its antimatter particle annihilate upon colliding. All of their respective masses turn quickly into energy. Antihydrogen atoms have been produced and suspended within a container with no walls. Antihydrogen atoms, the simplest atoms made entirely of antimatter, were suspended and held in a Ioffe trap, at a magnetic field minimum. This proof-of-principle demonstration suggests that many more antimatter atoms could be confined in an improved Ioffe trap, and that these could be laser cooled as needed to use precise laser spectroscopy to study their properties with high precision


Descriptors :   *ANTIPARTICLES , BARYONS , LEPTONS , MAGNETIC MOMENTS , QUANTUM THEORY


Subject Categories : Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics
      Quantum Theory and Relativity


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE