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A step towards measuring the effect of the Earth's gravitational field on Antimatter

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#1 imtl

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Posted 25 February 2024 - 10:01 PM

I have been following this for a while and 3 days ago it was published. Laser cooling of Positronium.

 

Here is the PR release:

https://physics.aps....rticles/v17/s23

https://home.cern/ne...s-laser-cooling

 

Here is the paper itself:

https://journals.aps...Lett.132.083402

 

I think this is a nice step forward. Great job by AEgIS Collaboration at CERN.



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Posted 25 February 2024 - 11:20 PM

I LOVE positronium!

 

But the researchers have some more powerful Kool-aid…

 

"A Bose-Einstein condensate of antimatter would be an incredible tool for both fundamental and applied research, especially if it allowed the production of coherent gamma-ray light with which researchers could peer into the atomic nucleus."

 

Mmmmm…coherent gamma-ray light… Jedi.gif

 

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Posted 25 February 2024 - 11:26 PM

I LOVE positronium!

 

But the researchers have some more powerful Kool-aid…

 

"A Bose-Einstein condensate of antimatter would be an incredible tool for both fundamental and applied research, especially if it allowed the production of coherent gamma-ray light with which researchers could peer into the atomic nucleus."

 

Mmmmm…coherent gamma-ray light… Jedi.gif

 

BQ

Yeah but hold your horses (or space craft?) just yet. We got a long way to go before Anti-matter BEC...



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Posted 25 February 2024 - 11:38 PM

Oh, I'm not holding my breath. I'm still reeling from finding the God-**** Particle. What's it been, over a decade now?

 

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