antideuteron


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an·ti·deu·ter·on

 (ăn′tē-do͞o′tə-rŏn′, -dyo͞o′-, ăn′tī-)
n.
The antimatter equivalent of deuteron.
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Ting and Lederman managed to observe bound pairs of antimatter particles, called antideuterons, in a particle accelerator at Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, N.
Ting's childlike curiosity quickly comes across as he describes the possibility that antideuterons and other large chunks of antimatter, relics of the first moments after the Big Bang, could be drifting in the cosmos, waiting to be found.
The surprisingly large quantities of antiparticles, such as antiprotons and antideuterons, generated in these interactions also suggested an origin in a quark soup of some sort.