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Simulating Cold Three-Body Recombination of Antihydrogen

Zwart, Joël (2023) Simulating Cold Three-Body Recombination of Antihydrogen. Bachelor's Thesis, Physics.


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Three-body recombination is believed to be the primary pathway for antihydrogen formation in “cold” (< 30 K) conditions, like at the ALPHA collaboration. A method for the classical simulation of three-body recombination resulting in antihydrogen will be outlined. Considerations of the simulation methodology will also be examined. The model uses a statistical interaction method to ease the number of calculations required. This method is utilised to simulate many antihydrogen formation events resulting from three-body interactions. The binding energies of the resulting antihydrogen are found to be in the order of the thermal energy of the formation environment, indicating a low survival chance immediately after formation. The model offers a starting point for further study of the efficiency of antihydrogen generation and measurement.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's Thesis)
Supervisor name: Jones, S.A.
Degree programme: Physics
Thesis type: Bachelor's Thesis
Language: English
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2023 10:53
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2023 10:53

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