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Q & A: How can you get antimatter?

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Most recent answer: 04/04/2016
Q:
How does one possibly get antimatter? I saw on a list that you can get $62.5 trillion for 1 gram of it.
- Ethan (age 12)
Arizona, United States of America
A:

Hi Ethan,

Don't even think about it!   

Antimatter is made in extremely small amounts at high energy accelerators.   It doesn't last long.  It either decays  rapidly into other particles or interacts with ordinary matter and annihilates.   You can't just put it into a jar and take it home.   

LeeH

 


(published on 04/04/2016)

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