A Japanese physicist's plans to trap the particles
By Gregory MonePosted 08.15.2007 at 4:41 pm 0 Comments
Hard to make, and even harder to contain, antimatter has been accepted as yet another of the universe's many strange features for a while now, but scientists would still like to confirm that the stuff really is the exact opposite of the particles that comprise our world. Unfortunately, keeping it around long enough to observe its properties requires large, expensive facilities. Otherwise the antimatter crashes into normal matter, and the two opposites annihilate each other after a trillionth of a second.