Yvonne Carts-Powell

Antiatoms (via ScienceNOW)

In Science, tv and movies on November 23, 2010 at 4:41 pm

I have to admit, the first thing I think of when I hear “antiatoms” is a line from the venerable BBC science fiction show “Doctor Who” : the Ninth Doctor fights off an alien invader with a test-tube full of liquid, “anti-plastic”.

 

Gobbledygook aside, the anti-atoms in the story linked here are the antimatter version of hydrogen atoms, caught in a magnetic field so that scientists at CERN can study them. Cool stuff!

Antiatoms Bottled for First Time – ScienceNOW.

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