Hyperfine Interactions

, Volume 172, Issue 1–3, pp 81–89 | Cite as

Towards antihydrogen confinement with the ALPHA antihydrogen trap

  • M. C. Fujiwara
  • G. Andresen
  • W. Bertsche
  • A. Boston
  • P. D. Bowe
  • C. L. Cesar
  • S. Chapman
  • M. Charlton
  • M. Chartier
  • A. Deutsch
  • J. Fajans
  • R. Funakoshi
  • D. R. Gill
  • K. Gomberoff
  • J. S. Hangst
  • W. N. Hardy
  • R. S. Hayano
  • R. Hydomako
  • M. J. Jenkins
  • L. V. Jørgensen
  • L. Kurchaninov
  • N. Madsen
  • P. Nolan
  • K. Olchanski
  • A. Olin
  • R. D. Page
  • A. Povilus
  • F. Robicheaux
  • E. Sarid
  • D. M. Silveira
  • J. W. Storey
  • R. I. Thompson
  • D. P. van der Werf
  • J. S. Wurtele
  • Y. Yamazaki
  • ALPHA Collaboration
Article

Abstract

ALPHA is an international project that has recently begun experimentation at CERN’s Antiproton Decelerator (AD) facility. The primary goal of ALPHA is stable trapping of cold antihydrogen atoms with the ultimate goal of precise spectroscopic comparisons with hydrogen. We discuss the status of the ALPHA project and the prospects for antihydrogen trapping.

Keywords

Antihydrogen Fundamental symmetries Penning traps Atom traps 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. C. Fujiwara
    • 1
  • G. Andresen
    • 2
  • W. Bertsche
    • 3
  • A. Boston
    • 4
  • P. D. Bowe
    • 2
  • C. L. Cesar
    • 5
  • S. Chapman
    • 3
  • M. Charlton
    • 6
  • M. Chartier
    • 4
  • A. Deutsch
    • 3
  • J. Fajans
    • 3
  • R. Funakoshi
    • 7
  • D. R. Gill
    • 1
  • K. Gomberoff
    • 8
  • J. S. Hangst
    • 2
  • W. N. Hardy
    • 9
  • R. S. Hayano
    • 7
  • R. Hydomako
    • 10
  • M. J. Jenkins
    • 6
  • L. V. Jørgensen
    • 6
  • L. Kurchaninov
    • 1
  • N. Madsen
    • 6
  • P. Nolan
    • 4
  • K. Olchanski
    • 1
  • A. Olin
    • 1
  • R. D. Page
    • 4
  • A. Povilus
    • 3
  • F. Robicheaux
    • 11
  • E. Sarid
    • 12
  • D. M. Silveira
    • 5
  • J. W. Storey
    • 1
  • R. I. Thompson
    • 10
  • D. P. van der Werf
    • 6
  • J. S. Wurtele
    • 3
  • Y. Yamazaki
    • 13
  • ALPHA Collaboration
  1. 1.TRIUMFVancouverCanada
  2. 2.University of AarhusAarhusDenmark
  3. 3.University of California at BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA
  4. 4.University of LiverpoolLiverpoolUK
  5. 5.Federal University of Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroBrazil
  6. 6.University of Wales SwanseaSwanseaUK
  7. 7.University of TokyoTokyoJapan
  8. 8.TechnionHaifaIsrael
  9. 9.University of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  10. 10.University of CalgaryCalgaryCanada
  11. 11.Auburn UniversityAuburnUSA
  12. 12.Nuclear Research Center NegevBeer ShevaIsrael
  13. 13.RIKENSaitamaJapan

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