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Checkpoint: Antiproton trapped

Peter Griffin posted in on November 19th, 2010.

A report in Radio New Zealand’s Checkpoint programme discusses the news that, for the first time, an antiproton has been successfully trapped. Antiprotons, also called antihydrogens, are the antimatter equivalent of the hydrogen atoms with which we’re all familiar.  The achievement will help scientists further understand antimatter. The report can be listened to here.

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Antiproton successfully trapped for first time

Peter Griffin posted in on November 18th, 2010.

The ALPHA Project, of which 15 Canadians are a part, is working at CERN’s antiproton decelerator facility in Switzerland. The team has, for the first time, been able to capture and hold atoms of antihydrogen, allowing them to be studied in detail.  This will allow future experiments to proceed, including examining properties like the absorption […]

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