Toward inertial sensing with a 23S positronium beam

  title={Toward inertial sensing with a 23S positronium beam},
  author={S. Mariazzi and Ruggero Caravita and M. Doser and Giancarlo Nebbia and Roberto Sennen Brusa},
  journal={The European Physical Journal D},
In this work, we discuss the possibility of inertial sensing with positronium in the 23S metastable state for the measurement of optical dipole, relativistic and gravitational forces on a purely leptonic matter-antimatter system. Starting from the characteristics of an available 23S beam, we estimate the time necessary to measure accelerations ranging from ~105 m/s2 to 9.1 m/s2 with two different inertial sensitive devices: a classical moiré deflectometer and a Mach–Zehnder interferometer. The… 

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