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A semiclassical description of protonium formation in antiproton collisions with molecular hydrogen
Author(s): W. A. Beck; L. Wilets; M. A. Alberg
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Paper Abstract

In a departure from our previous work modeling antiproton capture on Helium, with it's relatively straightforward, fixed center target, extending the semiclassical approach to molecular hydrogen, i.e. a multi-center target with target masses identical to the projectile, requires that we revisit the fundamental nature of our model, including the momentum-dependent Heisenberg core used to stabilize electrons in the ground state. Happily, with minor modifications of the model parameters, it seems up to this new task. Here we discuss the main features of this revised model of a semiclassical molecular target, and use it to examine antiproton collisions with H2; details of the collision process are presented, including the energy and angular momentum states of incident antiprotons which result in formation of pp-, and the resulting distribution of protonium atomic states.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 August 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6165, Saratov Fall Meeting 2005: Laser Physics and Photonics, Spectroscopy and Molecular Modeling VI, 616501 (8 August 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.696834
Show Author Affiliations
W. A. Beck, MicroConnex Corp. (United States)
L. Wilets, Univ. of Washington (United States)
M. A. Alberg, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Seattle Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6165:
Saratov Fall Meeting 2005: Laser Physics and Photonics, Spectroscopy and Molecular Modeling VI
Vladimir L. Derbov; Leonid A. Melnikov; Lev M. Babkov, Editor(s)

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