Delayed annihilation of antiprotons stopped in liquid helium has been observed, revealing that about 3.6% of stopped antiprotons are trapped in long-lived metastable states. No delayed component was found either in liquid nitrogen or in liquid argon. The observed time distribution of delayed annihilation shows fast-decaying components followed by a major part with a decay time constant of 3 sec.
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