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Do (or can) anti-protons form nuclei and has this ever been done. Does (or would) the strong nuclear force hold the anti-protons together?
- Mike Strobach (age 48)
The answer is yes. Anti-deuterons, which consist of an anti-proton and an anti-neutron, were first observed in 1965 by a group from Columbia University. See: http://prl.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v14/i24/p1003_1
. More recently both anti-helium3
have been observed.
(published on 04/19/11)
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