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CERN scientists confine antihydrogen atoms for 1000 seconds
Posted 08 May 2011 - 07:16 AM
(PhysOrg.com) -- Seventeen minutes may not seem like much, but to physicists working on the Antihydrogen Laser Physics Apparatus (ALPHA) project at the CERN physics complex near Geneva, 1000 seconds is nearly four orders of magnitude better than has ever been achieved before in capturing and holding onto antimatter atoms. In a paper published in arXiv, a team of researchers studying the properties of antimatter, describe a process whereby they were able to confine antihydrogen atoms for just that long, paving the way for new experiments that could demonstrate properties of antimatter that until now, have been largely speculation.
Read more - http://www.physorg.c...ogen-atoms.html
A schematic view of the ALPHA trap.
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Posted 08 May 2011 - 09:50 AM
Posted 08 May 2011 - 05:12 PM
Jon, we need a 1:1 ratio of matter-antimater to create a stable warp bubble... lol
I wonder what real, practical applications might come of harnessing anti-matter. I expect the energy needed to fabricate it currently far outweighs the return we would get from annihilation?
Posted 08 May 2011 - 08:06 PM
We make our world significant by the courage of our questions and the depth of our answers. - Carl Sagan
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