It is very hard to trap a single particle of antimatter , thus, scientists are still making researches to find a new technique to trap antimatter for a longer time , but for now here is how they conserve it :
The Only Place Where Antimatter Would Live !
you would know that antimatter may be very useful in the future , for fueling spaceships and curing cancer , but antimatter can be used as a destructive weapon as making bombs with antimatter-matter reaction , and you would know from my previous posts that when we create antimatter it will annihilate in a tiny fraction of seconds leaving energy and a burst of light , because the whole universe we live in is made of matter , and when matter and antimatter meets they will disappear because they have opposite charge (+ and - is neutral thus a zero) , so why would we spend 62.5 trillion $ on 1 gram of something that will disappear in the moment it is created ? In fact, we can trap antimatter and conserve it for a couple of seconds before it annihilate with ordinary matter , but this is done in large laboratories like CERN . It is hard to keep something away from matter , when everything is made of matter , thus you cannot trap the antimatter particle in a fancy container , you can't let the antimatter particle touch the air , because air is made of matter . So how to keep that antimatter particle away from matter ? Scientists used a magnetic field to hold the antimatter particle and trap it , it's energy that trap the antimatter we conserve in a magnetic bottle that is shaped like a bathtub. On 26 April 2011 ALPHA was able to trap 309 anti-hydrogen atoms for 17 minutes, but the good news is that it is getting better with technology development and new techniques.
Artistic representation of ALPHA magnetic trap
And if you're curious to know how to create antimatter , check one of my previous posts : The Most Expensive Material In The World Is Antimatter ! And how to create it !
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