Springer Theses

Detection of Trapped Antihydrogen

Authors: Hydomako, Richard

  • A landmark thesis describing the first ever trapping of antihydrogen atoms in CERN's ALPHA apparatus
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  • Opens the way to crucial tests of fundamental theories
  • Nominated as an outstanding contribution by the University of Calgary
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In 2010, the ALPHA collaboration achieved a first for mankind: the stable, long-term storage of atomic antimatter, a project carried out a the Antiproton Decelerator facility at CERN. A crucial element of this observation was a dedicated silicon vertexing detector used to identify and analyze antihydrogen annihilations. This thesis reports the methods used to reconstruct the annihilation location. Specifically, the methods used to identify and extrapolate charged particle tracks and estimate the originating annihilation location are outlined. Finally, the experimental results demonstrating the first-ever magnetic confinement of antihydrogen atoms are presented. These results rely heavily on the silicon detector, and as such, the role of the annihilation vertex reconstruction is emphasized.

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Dr. Richard Allan Hydomako
University of Calgary
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Canada

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Detection of Trapped Antihydrogen
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-34484-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-34484-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-34483-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-44589-7
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 170
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