Resonance spectroscopy of gravitational states of antihydrogen
2014 (English)In: Hyperfine Interactions, ISSN 0304-3843, E-ISSN 1572-9540, Vol. 228, no 1-3, 133-139 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We study a method to induce resonant transitions between antihydrogen (H) quantum states above a material surface in the gravitational field of the Earth. The method consists in applying a gradient of magnetic field which is temporally oscillating with the frequency equal to a frequency of a transition between gravitational states of antihydrogen. Corresponding resonant change in a spatial density of antihydrogen atoms can be measured as a function of the frequency of applied field. We estimate an accuracy of measuring antihydrogen gravitational states spacing and show how a value of the gravitational mass of the H atom can be deduced from such a measurement.
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2014. Vol. 228, no 1-3, 133-139 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-239589DOI: 10.1007/s10751-014-1023-xISI: 000343924500017PubMedID: 14767107OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-239589DiVA: diva2:775086