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Title: Advanced Concepts for Ultrahigh Brightness and Low Temperature Beams. Final Report

This grant supported research on techniques to manipulate and combine positrons and antiprotons to synthesize, and to probe, antihydrogen. The majority of the research was conducted as part of the ALPHA Collaboration at CERN. Using ideas and techniques from accelerator physics, we proposed a new method for measuring the the gravitational attraction of antihydrogen to the Earth's field. ALPHA reported the first precision charge measurement on antihydrogen and a crude bound on its gravitational dynamics in the Earth's field. We proposed using a stochastic acceleration method to measure any putative charge of antihydrogen and built numerical models of the mixing of antiprotons and positrons. Further research included proposing the radiator-first concept for operating an X-ray free electron laser driven by a high repetition rate bunch source and studying scattering in passive foil-based ion focusing systems.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1]
  1. Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1221582
Report Number(s):
DOE-Berkeley--SC0007959
TRN: US1600082
DOE Contract Number:
SC0007959
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; 74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; ANTIPROTONS; POSITRONS; TEMPERATURE RANGE 0000-0013 K; BRIGHTNESS; X RADIATION; FREE ELECTRON LASERS; BEAMS; IONS; STOCHASTIC PROCESSES; ACCELERATION; GRAVITATIONAL INTERACTIONS; WEIGHT; ELECTRIC CHARGES; FOCUSING; FOILS; MIXING; SCATTERING