Measurements and 3D Reconstruction of Antimatter Annihilations with the ASACUSA Micromegas Tracker
Lodi Rizzini, Evandro
Murtagh, Daniel J.
Torii, Hiroyuki A.
Van Gorp, S.
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The aim of the ASACUSA-CUSP experiment is to form a beam of antihydrogen atoms for in-flight precision spectroscopic measurements. This is performed by trapping and mixing antiprotons and positrons in a common nested-well potential, which is sitting in a double-cusp magnetic field with minimum-B field configuration. We have built a tracking detector, the ASACUSA Micromegas Tracker (AMT) , to monitor and resolve annihilations on-axis from annihilations on the trapping electrode walls of the experiment, which latter is a general signature of antihydrogen formation. Data taken during the summer of 2015 is presented in order to demonstrate the first performance of the AMT detector. In particular, data from on-axis trapping and slow extraction of antiprotons is used to illustrate the vertex reconstruction capability of the detector Show more
Book titleProceedings of the 12th International Conference on Low Energy Antiproton Physics (LEAP2016)
Journal / seriesJPS Conference Proceedings
Pages / Article No.
PublisherThe Physical Society of Japan
Subjectantihydrogen; micromegas; tracking detector
Organisational unit03503 - Rubbia, André
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