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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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
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1999

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