Antimatter

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Author: Frank Close

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019162344X

Category: Science

Page: 176

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Antimatter explores a strange mirror world, where particles have identical yet opposite properties to those that make up the familiar matter we encounter everyday; where left becomes right, positive becomes negative; and where, should matter and antimatter meet, the two annihilate in a blinding flash of energy that makes even thermonuclear explosions look feeble by comparison. It is an idea long beloved of science-fiction stories - but here, renowned science writer Frank Close shows that the reality of antimatter is even more fascinating than the fiction itself. We know that once, antimatter and matter existed in perfect counterbalance, and that antimatter then perpetrated a vanishing act on a cosmic scale that remains one of the greatest mysteries of the universe. Today, antimatter does not exist normally, at least on Earth, but we know that it is real for scientists are now able to make small pieces of it in particle accelerators, such as that at CERN in Geneva. Looking at the remarkable prediction of antimatter and how it grew from the meeting point of relativity and quantum theory in the early 20th century, at the discovery of the first antiparticles, at cosmic rays, annihilation, antimatter bombs, and antiworlds, Close separates the facts from the fiction about antimatter, and explains how its existence can give us profound clues about the origins and structure of the universe.

Antimatter

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Author: Hugh Hazelton

Publisher: Broken Jaw Press

ISBN: 9781896647982

Category: Poetry

Page: 64

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The poems in Antimatter are declamatory, politicized, experimental, occasionally concrete, recited, chanted, stuttered, and sung poetry produced by a Montreal poet-translator-visual artist who believes that poetry should bite, caress, stroke, laugh at, confront, lament, name, imagine, envision, remember, invoke, oppose, and reflect. The CD contains a full reading of the book (67' 10") by the author.

Antimatter

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Author: John Vornholt

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471109194

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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The Bajoran shipyard is assigned to build an engine for a new starship, a project which could be instrumental in revitalizing the planet's war-ravished economy. As Commander Sisko awaits the arrival of a tanker containing the antimatter that will power the starship, a band of hijackers captures the extremely valuable cargo and escapes through the wormhole. When the hijacking spurs a political debate, Major Kira struggles to mediate the dispute between the opposing factions. Meanwhile, Sisko makes a desperate move to retrieve the antimatter. With the stability of the Bajoran economy at stake, Sisko, Dax, and Odo infiltrate the hijackers, a move that could have deadly consequences for them and the planet Bajor.

Antimatter

The Ultimate Mirror

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Author: Gordon Fraser

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521893091

Category: Science

Page: 213

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Describes the scientific research into the theory of antimatter.

Isodual Theory of Antimatter

with applications to Antigravity, Grand Unification and Cosmology

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Author: Ruggero Maria Santilli

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402045172

Category: Science

Page: 329

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The scope of this monograph is to show that our classical, quantum and cosmological knowledge of antimatter is at its beginning with much yet to be discovered, and that a commitment to antimatter by experimentalists will be invaluable to antimatter science. This is also the first book presenting the isodual theory of antimatter. It is aimed at scientists and researchers in theoretical physics.

The Mystery of the Missing Antimatter

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Author: Helen R. Quinn,Yossi Nir

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400835712

Category: Science

Page: 296

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In the first fractions of a second after the Big Bang lingers a question at the heart of our very existence: why does the universe contain matter but almost no antimatter? The laws of physics tell us that equal amounts of matter and antimatter were produced in the early universe—but then something odd happened. Matter won out over antimatter; had it not, the universe today would be dark and barren. But how and when did this occur? In The Mystery of the Missing Antimatter, Helen Quinn and Yossi Nir guide readers into the very heart of this mystery—and along the way offer an exhilarating grand tour of cutting-edge physics.

New Directions in Antimatter Chemistry and Physics

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Author: Clifford M. Surko,Franco A. Gianturco

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0306476134

Category: Science

Page: 850

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This volume is the outgrowth of a workshop held in October, 2000 at the Institute for Theoretical Atomic and Molecular Physics at the Harvard- Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, MA. The aim of this book (similar in theme to the workshop) is to present an overview of new directions in antimatter physics and chemistry research. The emphasis is on positron and positronium interactions both with themselves and with ordinary matter. The timeliness of this subject comes from several considerations. New concepts for intense positron sources and the development of positron accumulators and trap-based positron beams provide qualitatively new experimental capabilities. On the theoretical side, the ability to model complex systems and complex processes has increased dramatically in recent years, due in part to progress in computational physics. There are presently an intriguing variety of phenomena that await theoretical explanation. It is virtually assured that the new experimental capabilities in this area will lead to a rapid expansion of this list. This book is organized into four sections: The first section discusses potential new experimental capabilities and the uses and the progress that might be made with them. The second section discusses topics involving antihydrogen and many-body phenomena, including Bose condensation of positronium atoms and positron interactions with materials. The final two sections treat a range of topics involving positron and positronium interactions with atoms and molecules.

MR Chip and the Antimatter Affair

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Author: Peter Wright

Publisher: Authors On Line Ltd

ISBN: 9780755210015

Category: Fiction

Page: 76

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The Moody children, Eliot and Lucy, are devastated by the loss of their uncle Ronald in a road accident. Uncle Ronald, Professor Ronald Moody, had been a brilliant scientist engaged in hush hush research of some sort, and from him, the children inherit Mr Chip, a highly sophisticated robot developed by Ronald over many years. A disturbing train of events had preceded Ronald's death. A mysterious explosion at one of his laboratories had claimed the lives of two scientists, and a third was later found hanged in suspicious circumstances. Subsequent events seem to focus on the search for a special book, which went missing at the time of Ronald's death. Enigmatic new neighbour, Mrs Amelia Sultana, as well as larger-than-life Civil Servant, Sidney Biggs, wend their way through the story and are eventually revealed as key players in the drama. It is also clearly apparent early on, that evil International villains, Emil and Rufus Droitfeld, are implicated up to their eyeballs in dodgy, dastardly goings-on, but are they the brains behind the tortuous plot?

Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor (Frank Einstein series #1)

Book One

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Author: Jon Scieszka

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613126956

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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New York Times Bestseller "I never thought science could be funny . . . until I read Frank Einstein. It will have kids laughing." —Jeff Kinney, Diary of a Wimpy Kid "Huge laughs and great science—the kind of smart, funny stuff that makes Jon Scieszka a legend." —Mac Barnett, author of Battle Bunny and The Terrible Two Clever science experiments, funny jokes, and robot hijinks await readers in the first of six books in the New York Times bestselling Frank Einstein chapter book series from the mad scientist team of Jon Scieszka and Brian Biggs. The perfect combination to engage and entertain readers, the series features real science facts with adventure and humor, making these books ideal for STEM education. This first installment examines the science of “matter.” Kid-genius and inventor Frank Einstein loves figuring out how the world works by creating household contraptions that are part science, part imagination, and definitely unusual. In the series opener, an uneventful experiment in his garage-lab, a lightning storm, and a flash of electricity bring Frank’s inventions—the robots Klink and Klank—to life! Not exactly the ideal lab partners, the wisecracking Klink and the overly expressive Klank nonetheless help Frank attempt to perfect his inventions.. . . until Frank’s archnemesis, T. Edison, steals Klink and Klank for his evil doomsday plan! Integrating real science facts with wacky humor, a silly cast of characters, and science fiction, this uniquely engaging series is an irresistible chemical reaction for middle-grade readers. With easy-to-read language and graphic illustrations on almost every page, this chapter book series is a must for reluctant readers. The Frank Einstein series encourages middle-grade readers to question the way things work and to discover how they, too, can experiment with science. In a starred review, Kirkus Reviews raves, “This buoyant, tongue-in-cheek celebration of the impulse to ‘keep asking questions and finding your own answers’ fires on all cylinders,” while Publishers Weekly says that the series “proves that science can be as fun as it is important and useful.” Read all the books in the New York Times bestselling Frank Einstein series: Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor (Book 1), Frank Einstein and the Electro-Finger (Book 2), Frank Einstein and the BrainTurbo (Book 3), and Frank Einstein and the EvoBlaster Belt (Book 4). Visit frankeinsteinbooks.com for more information. STARRED REVIEW "In the final analysis, this buoyant, tongue-in-cheek celebration of the impulse to ‘keep asking questions and finding your own answers’ fires on all cylinders." --Booklist, starred review "Scieszka mixes science and silliness again to great effect." —Kirkus Reviews "In refusing to take itself too seriously, it proves that science can be as fun as it is important and useful." —Publishers Weekly "With humor, straightforward writing, tons of illustrations, and a touch of action at the end, this book is accessible and easy to read, making it an appealing choice for reluctant readers. A solid start to the series." --School Library Journal "Kids will love Frank Einstein because even though he is a new character he will be instantly recognizable to the readers...Jon Scieszka is one of the best writers around, and I can't wait to see what he does with these fun and exciting characters." —Eoin Colfer, Artemis Fowl "Jon Scieszka's new series has the winning ingredients that link his clever brilliance in story telling with his knowledge of real science, while at the same time the content combination of fiction and non fiction appeals to the full range of the market." —Jack Gantos, Dead End in Norvelt

Matter, Antimatter, and Dark Matter

Proceedings of the Second International Workshop, Trento, Italy, 29-30 October 2001

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Author: Roberto Battiston,Bruna Bertucci

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 981277680X

Category: Antimatter

Page: 264

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This book presents the progress in cosmic ray physics following the recent results obtained by balloon, satellite and underground experiments. The following topics are reviewed: Composition and propagation of cosmic rays, trapping of charged particles in the earth''s magnetic field, atmospheric neutrinos, and high energy photon measurements in space.

The Discovery of Anti-matter

The Autobiography of Carl David Anderson, the Youngest Man to Win the Nobel Prize

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Author: Richard Jerome Weiss

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789810236809

Category: Science

Page: 144

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In 1936, at age 31, Carl David Anderson became the second youngest Nobel laureate for his discovery of antimatter when he observed positrons in a cloud chamber.He is responsible for developing rocket power weapons that were used in World War II.He was born in New York City in 1905 and was educated in Los Angeles. He served for many years as a physics professor at California Institute of Technology. Prior to Oppenheimer, Anderson was offered the job of heading the Los Alamos atomic bomb program but could not assume the role because of family obligations.He was a pioneer in studying cosmic rays at high altitudes, first atop Pike's Peak, then after the war in a specially equipped B-29.

Frank Einstein - Die Entführung der Roboter

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Author: Jon Scieszka

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 364115426X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

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Leg dich nicht mit einem Roboter an! Frank Einstein träumt nicht nur davon, einmal Erfinder zu werden, er ist es schon! Er und sein Freund Watson basteln in der Garage Geräte, die die Welt noch nicht gesehen hat. Als in einer stürmischen Nacht der Blitz in ihre Werkstatt einschlägt, hat das ungeahnte Folgen: Die beiden Roboter Klink und Klank erwachen zum Leben und weichen Frank nicht mehr von der Seite. Während er noch zweifelt, ob der überdrehte Klank und der alberne Klink die richtigen Assistenten für seine Versuche sind, werden die beiden von Franks Erzfeind T. Edison entführt. Dass der nur Böses im Sinn haben kann, ist Frank sofort klar. Mit seinen ruhigen Tagen als Erfinder ist es vorbei ...

Antimatter

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Author: David Winship

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781980514275

Category: Fiction

Page: 246

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Being an avid aquarium hobbyist, it is obviously just a matter of time before Neil finds himself travelling by wormhole to a small circumbinary planet in the constellation of Cygnus. Okay, it's probably more relevant that he is the grandson of a woman who had befriended extra-terrestrials at the turn of the 21st century.Having been chosen to broker a peace agreement between Mortian and Earth peoples, he is hampered in his efforts by the disappearance of his Earthling friend, Aysha, the general unpredictability of life on planet Melinda and the sinister chicanery of the chilloks, a species evolved from ants that is bent on overthrowing humankind...

Antimatter Explained

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Author: Richard Gaughan

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1978504365

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 80

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According to many science fiction books and movies, antimatter is dangerous stuff, stuff that would blow up if it comes into contact with normal matter. Antimatter and normal matter will annihilate one another in a burst of energy, and if that burst could be captured, antimatter would provide vast amounts of power. Enhanced by detailed diagrams and illuminating sidebars, this engaging text uses comprehensible analogies to everyday experiences to introduce the forms of matter in our universe, the forms of antimatter, and how an understanding of antimatter can provide insight into the very structure of the universe.

Dark Matter, Antimatter, and Galaxies: Beyond the Standard Model

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Author: Michael Lindsey

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1683487745

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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A dark matter paradigm advances the understanding of matter, light, and forces which in turn solves the mysteries of antimatter, black holes, quasars, and galaxy formation. Several famous personalities write grandiose books about the cosmos. They speculate on colorful variations of 80 year-old unproven theory, which violates many laws of physics and continues to be at odds with new observations. Although the media presents them as experts, there is no real agreement or consensus between these authors, and their self-promoting books provide more entertainment than actual science. Moving beyond the standard model and building from a foundation of proven science and new observations, the role of dark matter becomes apparent. A quantum leap in the understanding of our universe ensues, from the smallest particles to the largest structures.

Relativistic Flight Mechanics and Space Travel

A Primer for Students, Engineers and Scientists

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Author: Richard F. Tinder

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

ISBN: 1598291300

Category: Science

Page: 117

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The main substance of the book begins with a background review of Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity as it pertains to relativistic flight mechanics and space travel. Next, the book moves into relativistic rocket mechanics and related subject matter. Finally, the primary subjects regarding space travel are covered in some depth-a crescendo for the book. This is followed by a geometric treatment of relativistic effects by using Minkowski diagrams and K-calculus. The book concludes with brief discussions of other prospective, even exotic, transport systems for relativistic space travel.An appendix is provided to cover tables of useful data and unit conversions together with mathematical identities and other information used in this book. Annotated references are provided for further reading. A detailed glossary and index are given at the beginning and end of the book, respectively. To provide a better understanding of the subject matter presented in the book, simple problems with answers are provided at the end of each of the four substantive chapters.