The ASACUSA CUSP: an antihydrogen experiment

N. Kuroda*, S. Ulmer, D. J. Murtagh, S. Van Gorp, Y. Nagata, M. Diermaier, S. Federmann, M. Leali, C. Malbrunot, V. Mascagna, O. Massiczek, K. Michishio, T. Mizutani, A. Mohri, H. Nagahama, M. Ohtsuka, B. Radics, S. Sakurai, C. Sauerzopf, K. SuzukiM. Tajima, H. A. Torii, L. Venturelli, B. Wünschek, J. Zmeskal, N. Zurlo, H. Higaki, Y. Kanai, E. Lodi Rizzini, Y. Nagashima, Y. Matsuda, E. Widmann, Y. Yamazaki

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In order to test CPT symmetry between antihydrogen and its counterpart hydrogen, the ASACUSA collaboration plans to perform high precision microwave spectroscopy of ground-state hyperfine splitting of antihydrogen atom in-flight. We have developed an apparatus (“cusp trap”) which consists of a superconducting anti-Helmholtz coil and multiple ring electrodes. For the preparation of slow antiprotons and positrons, Penning-Malmberg type traps were utilized. The spectrometer line was positioned downstream of the cusp trap. At the end of the beamline, an antihydrogen beam detector was located, which comprises an inorganic Bismuth Germanium Oxide (BGO) single-crystal scintillator housed in a vacuum duct and surrounding plastic scintillators. A significant fraction of antihydrogen atoms flowing out the cusp trap were detected.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)13-20
ページ数8
ジャーナルHyperfine Interactions
235
1-3
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2015 11 1
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 原子分子物理学および光学
  • 核物理学および高エネルギー物理学
  • 凝縮系物理学
  • 物理化学および理論化学

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