Antihydrogen formation in low-energy antiproton collisions with excited-state positronium atoms
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© 2018, Springer Nature Switzerland AG. The convergent close-coupling method is used to obtain cross sections for antihydrogen formation in low-energy antiproton collisions with positronium (Ps) atoms in specified initial excited states with principal quantum numbers ni= 5. The threshold behaviour as a function of the Ps kinetic energy, E, is consistent with the 1/E law expected from threshold theory for all initial states. We find that the increase in the cross sections is muted above ni= 3 and that here their scaling is roughly consistent with ni2, rather than the classically expected increase as ni4.