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an·ti·mat·ter

 (ăn′tē-măt′ər, ăn′tī-)
n.
A form of matter that is identical to ordinary matter except that it is composed of antielectrons (positrons), antiprotons, and antineutrons.

antimatter

(ˈæntɪˌmætə)
n
(General Physics) a form of matter composed of antiparticles, such as antihydrogen, consisting of antiprotons and positrons

an•ti•mat•ter

(ˈæn tiˌmæt ər, ˈæn taɪ-)

n.
matter composed only of antiparticles.
[1950–55]

an·ti·mat·ter

(ăn′tĭ-măt′ər)
A form of matter identical to ordinary matter except that its atoms have opposite electrical charges or magnetic characteristics.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.antimatter - matter consisting of elementary particles that are the antiparticles of those making up normal substances
matter - that which has mass and occupies space; "physicists study both the nature of matter and the forces which govern it"
antiparticle - a particle that has the same mass as another particle but has opposite values for its other properties; interaction of a particle and its antiparticle results in annihilation and the production of radiant energy
Translations

antimatter

[ˈæntɪˌmætəʳ] Nantimateria f

antimatter

[ˈæntimætər] nantimatière f

antimatter

[ˈæntɪˌmætəʳ] nantimateria
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Physicists sifting through subatomic shrapnel inside a particle accelerator have made the first analysis of the interaction between antiprotons, particles of antimatter that are negatively charged but otherwise nearly identical to protons.
2]uHAN)- A team of physicists announced a huge breakthrough in the understanding of antimatter by being the first to measure interaction between antiprotons, hailed as a potential and powerful new source of energy.
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Unmmatter Plasma is a novel form of plasma, exclusively made of matter and its antimatter counterpart.
The ability to create a large number of positrons in a laboratory, by using energetic lasers, opens the door to several new avenues of antimatter research, including the understanding of the physics underlying extreme astrophysical phenomena such as black holes and gamma-ray bursts.
Other unsolved questions include the relative lack of antimatter in the universe, when equal amounts of matter and antimatter were created in the Big Bang 13.
Washington, June 4 ( ANI ): Researchers have claimed that a new study has brought us a step closer to understanding where all the antimatter has gone.
Now, experts at Swansea University are heavily involved in a collaborative project at the European nuclear research centre CERN which aims to find out more about what highly elusive antimatter is made of.
Objective: Antihydrogen is the only stable, neutral antimatter system available for laboratory study.
Scientists have found an abundance of highly energetic antimatter particles originating from space that could be a flag marking the existence of dark matter.
This is normally called electron spin resonance; with antimatter we call it positron spin resonance," says Mike Hayden, professor of physics at Simon Fraser University and an ALPHA team member.
Paul Dirc was among the great scientific geniuses of his times: a colleague of Einstein and one of the discoverers of quantum mechanics, he also predicted antimatter and was the youngest theoretician to win the Nobel Prize in physics.