Antihydrogen from positronium impact with cold antiprotons: a Monte Carlo simulation

D Cassidy, J Merrison, M Charlton, James Mitroy, G. G. Ryzhikh

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    Abstract

    A Monte Carlo simulation of the reaction to form antihydrogen by positronium impact upon antiprotons has been undertaken. Total and differential cross sections have been utilized as inputs to the simulation which models the conditions foreseen in planned antihydrogen formation experiments using positrons and antiprotons held in Penning traps. Thus, predictions of antihydrogen production rates, angular distributions and the variation of the mean antihydrogen temperature as a function of incident positronium kinetic energy have been produced.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1923-1932
    Number of pages10
    JournalJournal of Physics B: Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics
    Volume32
    Issue number8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1999

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