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Physical Science Antihydrogen Atoms

Discussion in 'Physical Science' started by JcMinJapan, Aug 31, 2004.

  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    I am very interested in the ANTI-Atoms.... I read through this article and it is very itneresting indeed. I would love to know more about the possible uses of these. My guess is that it would be wonderful for an energy source. I have heard of Anti-Matter, is an Antihydrogem Atom the same thing basically? Tons of questions. ha ha I am working hard on getting this site up and have looking for good starting material. When I read this, I became suddenly interested, but no time right now to go out and look it up in detail. Any help with this would be great. I will definately be checking this thread! ;)
     
  2. sardion2000

    sardion2000 Member

    Alrighty I guess I'll chime in and throw out a couple of url's for everybody to digest. I too am very interested in Anti-Matter technology, as it could be a potential fuel source for unmanned interstellar missions at first. I think we could see some tests in about 30 years minimum, allthough there is really no way to predict it, and if we do achieve a some sucess in containing and storing large amounts or come up with a way to create the anti-matter just as you need it so you wound't need to carry the stuff around. Anti-Matter still has the same weight and density as normal matter. I think it has somthing to do with thier energy states or polarity. Well anyway here are the links.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antimatter
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antimatter_rocket
    When ever you have a question and not much time use Wikipedia. It's great! Getting better all the time too.

    http://www.fnal.gov/
    Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_photonic_rocket
    Nuclear photonic rocket.......hmmmm

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redshift_rocket
     
  3. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    Great links... This will keep me busy for hours... ha ah
     
  4. oddtodd

    oddtodd Premium Member

    So , would an anti-hydrogen atom implode as opposed to explode if it were ignited ?
     
  5. amantine

    amantine Premium Member

    Ignited in with normal matter or with antimatter? If it is ignited with antimatter, it would just behave as normal hydrogen and explode. If it is ignited with normal matter, they would annihalite eachother with a lot of energy.
     
  6. oddtodd

    oddtodd Premium Member

    I was just trying to be funny , but on another note : The energy in an inihillation would be released how? Photons ?

    You have one proton , one electron , and their opposites . What would be created by a mix ? I assume no more particles could be formed .
     
  7. amantine

    amantine Premium Member

    I think energetic photons are released by antimatter annihilation.
     
  8. sardion2000

    sardion2000 Member

  9. oddtodd

    oddtodd Premium Member

    That link also has 3 Feynman lectures that are all about 90 minutes long . Good link , I had it already , but didnt see that part of the site . Thanks !