PoS - Proceedings of Science
Volume 380 - Particles and Nuclei International Conference 2021 (PANIC2021) - Tests of symmetries and conservation laws
Experiments with mid-heavy antiprotonic atoms in AEgIS
M. Auzins, B. Bergmann, P. Burian, G. Bonomi, R. Sennen Brusa, A. Camper, R. Caravita, F. Castelli, P. Cheinet, R. Ciurylo, D. Comparat, G. Consolati, M. Doser, H. Gjersdal, L. Teresa Gloggler, L. Graczykowski, F. Guatieri, S. Haider, S. Huck, M. Janik, G. Kasprowicz, G. Khatri, L. Klosowski, G. Kornakov*, L. Lappo, C. Malbrunot, S. Mariazzi, G. Nebbia, L. Nowak, D. Nowicka, E. Oswald, D. Pagano, L. Penasa, V. Petracek, M. Piwinski, S. Pospišil, L. Povolo, F. Prelz, S. Rangwala, B. Rienacker, A. Rotondi, O. Rohne, H. Sandaker, I. Štekl, D. Tefelski, I. Christa Tietje, M. Volponi, T. Wolz, M. Zawada, C. Zimmer and N. Zurloet al. (click to show)
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Antiprotonic atoms have been fundamental in experiments which provide the most precise data on the strong interaction between protons and antiprotons and of the neutron skin of many nuclei thanks to the clean annihilation signal. In most of these experiments, the capture process of low energy antiprotons was done in a dense target leading to a significant suppression of specific transitions between deeply bound levels that are of particular interest. In particular, precise measurements of specific transitions in antiprotonic atoms with Z>2 are sparse.
We propose to use the pulsed production scheme developed for
antihydrogen and protonium for the formation of cold antiprotonic
atoms. This technique has been recently achieved experimentally for
the production of antihydrogen at AE$\overline{\rm g}$IS. The proposed experiments will have sub-ns synchronization thanks to an improved control and acquisition system. The formation in vacuum guarantees the absence of Stark mixing or annihilation from high n states and together with the sub-ns synchronization would resolve the previous experimental limitations. It will be possible to access the whole chain of the evolution of the system from its formation until annihilation with significantly improved signal-to-background ratio.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.380.0446
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