Development of a superconducting radiofrequency Paul trap for antiprotons.

Our group is developing a superconducting RF Paul trap for antiprotons. The trap structure is made of nioibium cooled to 1.8 K. We are encountering many technical hurdles but we hope to demonstrate a working prototype in the next years. A simulation of the secondary particles emerging from the antiproton annihilations in the Paul trap is shown below.

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