The gravitational force acting on antiparticles has never been directly measured to date. A method for measuring the gravitational effects on antihydrogen by equilibrating the gravitational force with a magnetic gradient is discussed. The systematic and statistical errors inherent to the measurement will be presented. It will be shown that a measurement of gravity at 1% can be realised using similar to 5 x 10(5) antihydrogen atoms. The production of antihydrogen atoms in conditions suitable for the measurement is also discussed.
|Titolo:||Measurement of the gravitational acceleration of antihydrogen|
|Anno del prodotto:||1997|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1023/A:1012638408209|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|