Antimatter atom trapped for first time, say scientists

Antimatter atoms have been trapped for the first time, scientists say.

Researchers at Cern, home of the Large Hadron Collider, have held 38 antihydrogen atoms in place, each for a fraction of a second.

Antihydrogen has been produced before but it was instantly destroyed when it encountered normal matter.

The team, reporting in Nature, says the ability to study such antimatter atoms will allow previously impossible tests of fundamental tenets of physics.

The current "standard model" of physics holds that each particle - protons, electrons, neutrons and a zoo of more exotic particles - has its mirror image antiparticle.

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You say that when I get my space ship with a warp engine!

(on the other hand, since it packs 100 times more energy than a fusion reaction, it could be used for some very bad things...)

"For too long, we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens 'as long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone'" - David Cameron, UK Prime Minister. 13 May 2015.

too cool

but whats meant by matter?

That was first accomplished by two groups in 2002. But handling the "antihydrogen" - bound atoms made up of an antiproton and a positron - is trickier still because it must not come into contact with anything else.

anything?! what thing?

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matter is everything really that is around us.

and yes, anti matter is like matter, but the opposite and if it comes into contact with matter, they destroy each other.

"For too long, we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens 'as long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone'" - David Cameron, UK Prime Minister. 13 May 2015.

Lilly wrote:
too cool

but whats meant by matter?

Lil - THIS is what you'd be studying if you picked up PHYSICS!

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Truth's_Razors wrote:
Lilly wrote:
too cool

but whats meant by matter?

Lil - THIS is what you'd be studying if you picked up PHYSICS!

Truth - this is what I'd be studying if MY COLLEGE offered Physics. There's been talk of them doing in NEXT year Biggrin

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Your college doesn't offer physics?!!!!!!! :O Theres only 4 people in the physics class in my college.

"How many people find fault in what they're reading and the fault is in their own understanding" Al Mutanabbi

ThE pOwEr Of SiLeNcE wrote:
Your college doesn't offer physics?!!!!!!! :O Theres only 4 people in the physics class in my college.

FOUR?!?! pretty cool..get one to one stuff and if you dont get it...then... =/

yep..well..sixth form..and girl only..soo...i would love to do english lang and now physics..but what would i drop...psychology and...hmm...

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Lilly wrote:
ThE pOwEr Of SiLeNcE wrote:
Your college doesn't offer physics?!!!!!!! :O Theres only 4 people in the physics class in my college.

FOUR?!?! pretty cool..get one to one stuff and if you dont get it...then... =/

yep..well..sixth form..and girl only..soo...i would love to do english lang and now physics..but what would i drop...psychology and...hmm...

:S How/why would you drop anything when your college doesn't offer it?

"How many people find fault in what they're reading and the fault is in their own understanding" Al Mutanabbi

no...they might offer them next year! well physics.. english lang is just something i dream of

Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary?