Antihydrogen production within a penning-ioffe trap

G. Gabrielse, P. Larochelle, D. Le Sage, B. Levitt, W. S. Kolthammer, R. McConnell, P. Richerme, J. Wrubel, A. Speck, M. C. George, D. Grzonka, W. Oelert, T. Sefzick, Z. Zhang, A. Carew, D. Comeau, E. A. Hessels, C. H. Storry, M. Weel, J. Walz

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Slow antihydrogen (H̄) is produced within a Penning trap that is located within a quadrupole Ioffe trap, the latter intended to ultimately confine extremely cold, ground-state H̄ atoms. Observed H̄ atoms in this configuration resolve a debate about whether positrons and antiprotons can be brought together to form atoms within the divergent magnetic fields of a quadrupole Ioffe trap. The number of detected H̄ atoms actually increases when a 400 mK Ioffe trap is turned on.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number113001
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number11
StatePublished - Mar 18 2008
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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