Professor Dirk van der Werf

Areas of Expertise

  • Positron Phyics
  • Positronium Physics
  • Antimatter
  • Antihydrogen
  • Gravitational acceleration of Antimatter

Publications

  1. The role of antihydrogen formation in the radial transport of antiprotons in positron plasmas. Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics 49(13), 134004
  2. & Exciting positronium with a solid-state UV laser: the Doppler-broadened Lyman-╬▒transition. Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics 48(17), 175001
  3. et. al. An improved limit on the charge of antihydrogen from stochastic acceleration. Nature 529(7586), 373-376.
  4. et. al. Antiproton cloud compression in the ALPHA apparatus at CERN. Hyperfine Interactions
  5. & Advances in antihydrogen physics. Science Progress 98(1), 34-62.

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Supervision

  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Michael Charlton
  • A laser-ablated Beryllium Ion Source for Sympathetic Cooling of Positrons in the ALPHA Experiment (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Niels Madsen
    Other supervisor: Prof Michael Charlton
  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Peter Dunstan
  • ''Design and Implementation of a Third Stage Positron Accumulator Device'' (awarded 2014)

    Student name:
    MSc
    Other supervisor: Prof Michael Charlton
  • 'Positron Accumulation and Laser Excitation of the Positronium Atom' (awarded 2013)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Niels Madsen
  • 'Experimentation with Low Energy Positrons' (awarded 2013)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Michael Charlton
  • An Experimental Study of Positron Moderation and Accumulation and the Laser Ionisation of Positronium (awarded 2011)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Michael Charlton
  • Axialization of Particles in a Penning-type trap by the application of a rotating dipole electric field and its application to positron accumulation (awarded 2010)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Michael Charlton
  • Positron Interactions with Dense Molecular Gases (awarded 2010)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Michael Charlton
  • Studies of Magnetized Positronium and of Positron Dynamics in a Rotating Dipolar Electric Field (awarded 2010)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Michael Charlton
  • The Development of Tip-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy for Nanoscale Characterisation (awarded 2009)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Peter Dunstan