Hyperfine Interactions

, Volume 44, Issue 1–4, pp 271–286 | Cite as

Antihydrogen by positronium-antiproton collisons

  • B. I. Deutch
  • L. H. Andersen
  • P. Hvelplund
  • F. M. Jacobsen
  • H. Knudsen
  • M. H. Holzscheiter
  • M. Charlton
  • G. Laricchia
Formation of and Experiments with Antihydrogen


A method for producing antihydrogen,\(\bar H\), by positronium-antiproton collisions is described. Included are the calculated capture cross sections, and short descriptions of the electrostatic slow positron beam, positronium-formation, and the antiproton ion trap to be used for antihydrogen production. With present available technology, collimated monoenergetic\(\bar H\) beams with an energy of a few keV and an intensity in the order of one per second can be produced by this method. Possible enhancements of this rate are discussed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. I. Deutch
    • 1
  • L. H. Andersen
    • 1
  • P. Hvelplund
    • 1
  • F. M. Jacobsen
    • 1
  • H. Knudsen
    • 1
  • M. H. Holzscheiter
    • 2
  • M. Charlton
    • 3
  • G. Laricchia
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of PhysicsUniversity of AarhusAarhus CDenmark
  2. 2.Physics DivisionLos Alamos National LaboratoryLos AlamosUSA
  3. 3.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity College LondonLondonUK

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