That laser technique won't work for antiprotons because anti-hydrogen
is difficult to produce and harness.
Now the Swansea-based scientists from the Alpha (Anti-hydrogen
Laser Physics Apparatus) project at Cern (the European Organisation for Nuclear Research) want to find out if anti-matter particles would fall away from Earth instead of towards it.
At least 38 anti-hydrogen
atoms were produced and trapped for approximately one tenth of a second, giving researchers a long enough window of opportunity to study them.
Scientist Jeffrey Hangst, the spokesman for the team, said they had managed to trap 38 anti-hydrogen
For example, the known synthesized elements (their hyperbolas are more exact): anti-hydrogen
, antideuterium, and anti-helium occupy symmetric places in both quadrants.
bonds have thus been designated blue-shifting hydrogen bonds.
The cost-efficient anti-hydrogen
sulfide system removes the substance from gas streams using a special absorbent, it said.
A bit more recently, announcements of the Bose-Einstein condensate and the possible creation of an anti-hydrogen
atom have pushed the limits of matter.
Further study is motivated not only by fundamental interest but also because experiments may shed light on the physics of dense cores of gas giant planets like Jupiter, or guide efforts to create anti-hydrogen
through the recombination of positrons and anti-protons.
Previously, the collaborative group working on the so-called ALPHA experiment, scored a pioneering breakthrough by trapping 38 atoms of anti-hydrogen
for more than 16 minutes - a significant improvement on past efforts.