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Researchers achieve world's first manipulation of antimatter by laser

Ears and Eggs

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Just saw these articles the other day about how scientists have used a UV laser to slow down an anitmatter atom to help them take more measurements of it's qualities. Apparently required them to build a laser with a wavelength of exactly 121.6nm.





 



CurtisOliver

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That is actually an impressive feat. Thanks for sharing
 

gazer101

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Next up, using lasers to create antimatter (via the pair production mechanism)
 

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I hope we learn to create antimatter quickly and efficiently way before learning how to safely store it because if we could create it on the fly then their wouldn't be a need to store it which is hazardous
 

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Would need high energy gamma photons for pair production.
 




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