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Author Close, F. E.

Title Antimatter / Frank Close.

Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  530 C624a 2009    ---  Available
Description x, 166 p. : ill., plans ; 21 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 160) and index.
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 = mcp2s -- 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."
Summary 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.
Subject Antimatter.
ISBN 9780199578870 (pbk.)
0199578877 (pbk.)

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