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Rice-born detector finds heaviest antimatter

Physicists at Rice University and their collaborators have detected the antimatter partner of the helium nucleus, antihelium-4. This newly observed particle is the heaviest antimatter particle ever detected. ...

Apr 25, 2011
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The heaviest known antimatter

When an international team of scientists working at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) announced the discovery of the most massive antinucleus to date — and the first containing an anti-strange ...

Feb 14, 2011
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Antimatter atoms ready for their close-up

Two international teams of physicists, including RIKEN researchers (Japan), have trapped and manipulated atoms made out of antimatter, in milestone experiments that should help to reveal why the substance ...

Feb 07, 2011
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When matter and antimatter collide

Antimatter, a substance that often features in science fiction, is routinely created at the CERN particle physics laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland, to provide us with a better understanding of atoms and molecules. ...

Dec 24, 2010
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