Accession Number : ADA309724

Title :   Storage and Transport of Antiprotons.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 1 Apr 94-31 Mar 96,

Corporate Author : PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Smith, Gerald A.

PDF Url : ADA309724

Report Date : 31 MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 76

Abstract : The objective of this research is to trap large numbers of antiprotons at CERN and transport them in a portable Penning trap to research sites where they are needed. Accomplishments to date involve the trapping of a million antiprotons, a factor of ten more that previously achieved, cooling of the antiprotons by interaction with electrons, and retaining them in the (non portable) trap for up to one-half hour. A portable Penning trap has been designed and built and is in the final stages of testing prior to use. This trap has been 'buttoned up', and external pumping to the trap has resulted in a vacuum of approximately ten-to-the-negative-eighth torr. First cool down with nitrogen and helium is planned for the very near future, followed by electron and hydrogen storage tests.

Descriptors :   *TRAPPING(CHARGED PARTICLES), *ANTIPROTONS, COOLING, VACUUM CHAMBERS, TRANSPORT, STORAGE.

Subject Categories : Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE