Bevatron: The Antiproton

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Antimatter is composed of antiparticles, which are similar to particles of normal matter, since the corresponding antiparticles have the same mass and size, however they have the opposite charge. For example, positrons have the same size and weight as electrons, however they are positively charged, and antiprotons are the same size and weight as protons, however they are negatively charged. Due to antimatters similarity to normal matter, it is able to make elements, molecules, planets and possible whole galaxies out of antimatter. One very unique and fascinating fact about antimatter, is the way it reacts with normal matter to make unbelievably big explosions for the amount of antimatter used. This is the reason why antimatter is so popular…show more content…
This discovery was made by the radiation team, Emilio Segrè, Thomas Ypsilantis, Clyde Wiegand, and Owen Chamberlain at Berkley, University of California.
 1956 – The same proton accelerator, The Bevatron, was later used to discover the antineutron. This discovery was however made by a different team of scientists consisting of William Wenzel, Bruce Cork, Oreste Piccione, and Glen Lambertson.
 1965 – At this stage all the components of an atom have been discovered, however, they have only been discovered separately, and not as an antinucleus. This changed in 1965, when an antideuteron was discovered, which is an antinucleus composed of an antiproton and an antineutron. This proved that antimatter can make particles in the same way that normal matter does, and opens the possibility of a whole universe made out of antimatter. This discovery was made by two separate teams of scientists, at almost exactly the same time. The one team made the discovery using the Alternating Gradient Synchrotron accelerator at Brookhaven National Laboratory, led by Leon Lederman. The other team used the Proton Synchrotron at CERN led by Antonino
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