Accession Number : ADA207482

Title :   Potential for a Near Term Very Low Energy Antiproton Source at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Descriptive Note : Special rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE ASTRONAUTICS LAB EDWARDS AFB CA

Personal Author(s) : Nordley, Gerald D

PDF Url : ADA207482

Report Date : Apr 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 197

Abstract : The resolution of key issues in the use of antimatter for applications ranging from aerospace materials analysis in the near term and propulsion energy storage in the far term requires experiments with low energy, relatively slow moving, or thermal, antiprotons. There is no United States source of antiprotons at that energy; therefore, a task was initiated with Brookhaven National Laboratory to determine what would be required in time, equipment, and money to create a source producing antiprotons at a rate (approx 10 to the 14th power/yr) sufficient to support applications experiments. The estimate eventually derived from this first order analysis was approximately $8.6M for an initial source of 20 KeV antiprotons plus another roughly estimated $5M for cooling to increase the production rate to 10 to the 14th power - 10 to the 15th power antiprotons per year. Keywords: Low energy antiproton source; Beam deceleration; Antiproton production rates. (jhd)

Descriptors :   *ANTIPROTONS, COOLING, DECELERATION, ENERGY STORAGE, LOW ENERGY, PRODUCTION RATE, PROPULSION SYSTEMS, RESOLUTION, SOURCES, UNITED STATES

Subject Categories : Particle Accelerators

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE