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):

Report Date:

2015-08-03

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

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

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics
  • Quantum Theory and Relativity

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE