Hyperfine Structure of Antiprotonic Helium Revealed by a Laser-Microwave-Laser Resonance Method

E. Widmann, J. Eades, T. Ishikawa, J. Sakaguchi, T. Tasaki, H. Yamaguchi, R. S. Hayano, M. Hori, H. A. Torii, B. Juhász, D. Horváth, T. Yamazaki

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Abstract

Using a newly developed laser-microwave-laser resonance method, we observed a pair of microwave transitions between hyperfine levels of the [Formula presented] state of antiprotonic helium. This experiment confirms the quadruplet hyperfine structure arising from the interaction of the antiproton orbital angular momentum, the electron spin and the antiproton spin as predicted by Bakalov and Korobov. The measured frequencies of [Formula presented] and [Formula presented] agree with recent theoretical calculations on a level of [Formula presented].

Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume89
Issue number24
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2002

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    Widmann, E., Eades, J., Ishikawa, T., Sakaguchi, J., Tasaki, T., Yamaguchi, H., Hayano, R. S., Hori, M., Torii, H. A., Juhász, B., Horváth, D., & Yamazaki, T. (2002). Hyperfine Structure of Antiprotonic Helium Revealed by a Laser-Microwave-Laser Resonance Method. Physical review letters, 89(24). https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.89.243402