Possibility of resonant capture of antiprotons by highly charged hydrogenlike ions
Dept. of Atomic Physics, Stockholm University, 10691 Stockholm, Sweden
Corresponding author: a email@example.com
Revised: 1 December 2008
Published online: 29 January 2009
Recently, an experimental setup was proposed by Lapierre et al. [Physics with ultra slow antiproton beams, AIP Conference Proceedings (2005), Vol. 793, p. 361] which would allow antiprotons and highly charged ions to collide repeatedly in an electron beam ion trap (EBIT) due to a nested trap configuration. As mentioned by the authors, such a setup may open the possibility to study antiproton capture into well-defined states through a resonant process which involves simultaneous electron excitation. In the present work, we give some theoretical estimations of the feasibility of that process.
PACS: 36.10.-k – Exotic atoms and molecules (containing mesons, antiprotons and other unusual particles) / 32.80.Zb – Autoionization
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