Potential for a Near Term Very Low Energy Antiproton Source at Brookhaven National Laboratory.
AIR FORCE ASTRONAUTICS LAB EDWARDS AFB CA
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The resolution of key issues in the use of antimatter for applications ranging from aerospace materials analysis in the near term and propulsion energy storage in the far term requires experiments with low energy, relatively slow moving, or thermal, antiprotons. There is no United States source of antiprotons at that energy therefore, a task was initiated with Brookhaven National Laboratory to determine what would be required in time, equipment, and money to create a source producing antiprotons at a rate approx 10 to the 14th poweryr sufficient to support applications experiments. The estimate eventually derived from this first order analysis was approximately 8.6M for an initial source of 20 KeV antiprotons plus another roughly estimated 5M for cooling to increase the production rate to 10 to the 14th power - 10 to the 15th power antiprotons per year. Keywords Low energy antiproton source Beam deceleration Antiproton production rates. jhd
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