Measurement of strong interaction effects in antiprotonic helium atoms

J. D. Davies, T. P. Gorringe, J. Lowe, J. M. Nelson, S. M. Playfer, G. J. Pyle, G. T.A. Squier, C. A. Baker, C. J. Batty, S. A. Clark, S. Sakamoto, R. E. Welsh, R. G. Winter, E. W.A. Lingeman

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The strong interaction shift and width for the 2p level and the width for the 3d level have been measured for antiprotonic helium atoms. The results are compared with optical model calculations. The possible existence of strongly bound antiproton states in nuclei is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)319-322
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number5-6
StatePublished - Sep 27 1984

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The authors would like to thank A.I. Kilvington and J. Moir for their assistance in constructing the apparatus and the CERN hydrogen target group for their invaluable help. One of us (T.P.G.) is grateful to the SERC for a research studentship and another (S.M.P.) for a research fellowship. This work was supported by the Science and Engineering Research Council (UK) and the US National Science Foundation.

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