Novel Microwave Cavity for Resonant Cooling of a Lepton Plasma

Nathan Evetts, Isaac Martens, Alex Povilus, Eric Hunter, Sabrina Shanman, Nathan Belmore, Nicole Lewis, Chuckman So, Joel Fajans, Walter Hardy

Abstract: The ALPHA experiment performs both spectroscopic and gravitational measurements on antihydrogen. Apparatus can trap only about one atom at a time! All proposed measurements are difficult to perform on a single (anti-) atom. Proposal: Increase the number of antihydrogen atoms available to experiments by cooling positrons as they bind to antiprotons. Positrons in a magnetic field cool via spontaneous emission of cyclotron radiation.

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