CERN scientists briefly trap a form of antimatter

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 15:52 in Physics & Chemistry

About 38 atoms of antihydrogen are stored for about two-tenths of a second, according to research published online in Nature. With some fine-tuning, scientists should be able to make enough antimatter to examine why it doesn't seem to exist in nature.In Dan Brown's novel "Angels and Demons," villains try to use antimatter generated at CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) to blow up the Vatican.

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