publication . Article . 2010

Cold antihydrogen: A new frontier in fundamental physics

Niels Madsen;
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  • Published: 13 Aug 2010
  • Country: United Kingdom
The year 2002 heralded a breakthrough in antimatter research when the first low energy antihydrogen atoms were produced. Antimatter has inspired both science and fiction writers for many years, but detailed studies have until now eluded science. Antimatter is notoriously difficult to study as it does not readily occur in nature, even though our current understanding of the laws of physics have us expecting that it should make up half of the universe. The pursuit of cold antihydrogen is driven by a desire to solve this profound mystery. This paper will motivate the current effort to make cold antihydrogen, explain how antihydrogen is currently made, and how and w...
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free text keywords: General Physics and Astronomy, General Engineering, General Mathematics, Nuclear physics, Frontier, Physics, Antihydrogen, Antimatter, Epistemology, Low energy, Universe, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Fundamental physics, Physical law
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