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Q & A: Do anti-protons form nuclei?

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Most recent answer: 04/18/2011
Q:
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)
Wilmington De
A:
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:  .    More recently both anti-helium3 and anti-helium4 have been observed. 

LeeH

(published on 04/18/2011)

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