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ERIC Number: EJ1013806
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Antihydrogen in a Bottle
Charlton, Michael; Eriksson, Stefan; Isaac, C. Aled; Madsen, Niels; van der Werf, Dirk Peter
Physics Education, v48 n2 p212-220 Mar 2013
We describe recent experiments at CERN in which antihydrogen, an atom made entirely of antimatter, has been held in a magnetic minimum neutral atom trap and subjected to microwave radiation to induce a resonant quantum transition in the anti-atom. We discuss how this, the first experiment to observe an interaction between an antihydrogen atom and a photon, was achieved. We provide some background to antimatter physics and cover aspects of the current motivation for our experiments. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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