antimatter antimatter  /æ taɪ ˈmæ tər/

Definition(s):

  • (n) matter consisting of elementary particles that are the antiparticles of those making up normal substances

Usage(s):

  1. One exciting new parlor game among physicists is speculating about antimatter in bulk.
  2. Gravitation might act differently if more antimatter were around.
  3. When matter and antimatter meet, they annihilate each other, with the release of tremendous amounts of energy.

News

  • Building a machine to hunt dark matter (pictures)

    Matter and antimatter would meet at nearly light speed in the International Linear Collider, an ambitious multibillion-dollar project to probe the nature of dark matter and energy.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: CNET

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Quotes

  1. "We want our customers to be confident that the antimatter is available on demand, but we're advising clients to conduct transactions strictly in paper currency," says Mr. Keats, who has used his artistry to design the money in multiple colors...
    on Oct 17, 2009 By: Jonathon Keats Source: Wired News

  2. "I think sometimes, especially in 2009, people can overstate the idea that there's a comedy barrier that separates 11:30 and 12:30 and that you'll ignite antimatter if you bring 12:30 comedy into the 11:30 hour," O'Brien told reporters Tuesday....
    on May 27, 2009 By: Conan O Brien Source: New York Daily News

  3. "I found out today that if I stuck my hand into the particle accelerator, it would disappear, and antimatter would be created," said Tom Hanks during an evening question-and-answer period. "I'm willing to sacrifice my hand for science by...
    on Feb 17, 2009 By: Tom Hanks Source: Symmetry magazine

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