Antihydrogen synthesis in a double-CUSP trap towards test of the CPT-symmetry

TitleAntihydrogen synthesis in a double-CUSP trap towards test of the CPT-symmetry
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsRadics, B, Ishikawa, S, Kuroda, N, Murtagh, DJ, Nagata, Y, Tajima, M, Van Gorp, S, Abo, Y, Dupre, P, Higashi, Y, Kaga, C, Leali, M, Mascagna, V, Venturelli, L, Zurlo, N, Breuker, H, Higaki, H, Kanai, Y, E. Rizzini, L, Matsuda, Y, Ulmer, S, Yamazaki, Y
JournalHyperfine Interactions

The aim of the ASACUSA-CUSP experiment at CERN is to produce a cold, polarised antihydrogen beam and perform a high precision measurement of the ground-state hyperfine transition frequency of the antihydrogen atom and compare it with that of the hydrogen atom using the same spectroscopic beam line. Towards this goal a significant step was successfully accomplished: synthesised antihydrogen atoms have been produced in a CUSP magnetic configuration and detected at the end of our spectrometer beam line in 2012 [1]. During a long shut down at CERN the ASACUSA-CUSP experiment had been renewed by introducing a new double-CUSP magnetic configuration and a new semi-cylindrical tracking detector (AMT) [2], and by improving the transport feature of low energy antiproton beams. The new tracking detector monitors the antihydrogen synthesis during the mixing cycle of antiprotons and positrons. In this work the latest results and improvements of the antihydrogen synthesis will be presented including highlights from the last beam time.