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Antimatter

Author: F E Close
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Antimatter consists of particles that are mirror images of those of matter. And should a particle of antimatter meet its matter counterpart, both are annihilated in a spectacular burst of energy. Science fiction? No, science fact.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: F E Close
ISBN: 9780199550166 0199550166 9780199578870 0199578877
OCLC Number: 260204790
Description: x, 166 pages : illustrations, plans ; 21 cm
Contents: Antimatter : fact or fiction? Did antimatter hit the Earth? ; Powerful antimatter ; Antimatter secrets ; Natural antimatter --
The material world. Matter and antimatter ; Spectra and the quantum electron ; The spinning electron ; E is for Einstein and E = mc² --
Tablets of stone. Paul Dirac ; Two for the price of one ; The infinite sea ; What is thius positive electron? --
A cosmic discovery. The discovery of the positron ; Blackett and creation ; Positrons on Earth --
Annihilation. Neither matter nor antimatter ; More antiparticles ; Quarks--
and antiquarks ; When quark meets antiquark --
Storing antimatter. The all-destructive substance ; Storing antiprotons ; The Penning trap ; Antiprotons in the trap ; Antihydrogen and the antimatter factory ; LEP --
The mirror universe. Backwards in time? ; The strange behaviour of strange particles ; Don't shake hand with an anti-alien --
Why is there anything at all? The mystery of the missing antimatter ; Replaying the Big Bang ; Neutrinos ; Apocalypse--
not quite --
Revelations. Antimatter fictions and factoids ; The power of antimatter ; Antimatter at large ; Fantasies : antimatter bombs ; Antimatter : to boldly go ; Antimatter : a fiction through to be fact ; Antimatter fact-ory --
Appendix 1. The cost of antimatter --
Appendix 2. "The Dirac Code."
Responsibility: Frank Close.
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