Density and geometry of single component plasmas

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

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Abstract

The density and geometry of over(p, ̄) and e+ plasmas in realistic trapping potentials are required to understand and optimize antihydrogen (over(H, ̄)) formation. An aperture method and a quadrupole oscillation frequency method for characterizing such plasmas are compared for the first time, using electrons in a cylindrical Penning trap. Both methods are used in a way that makes it unnecessary to assume that the plasmas are spheroidal, and it is shown that they are not. Good agreement between the two methods illustrates the possibility to accurately determine plasma densities and geometries within non-idealized, realistic trapping potentials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)119-123
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume650
Issue number2-3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 28 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Speck, A., Gabrielse, G., Larochelle, P., Le Sage, D., Levitt, B., Kolthammer, W. S., McConnell, R., Wrubel, J., Grzonka, D., Oelert, W., Sefzick, T., Zhang, Z., Comeau, D., George, M. C., Hessels, E. A., Storry, C. H., Weel, M., & Walz, J. (2007). Density and geometry of single component plasmas. Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, 650(2-3), 119-123. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2007.03.054