Antimatter Light Spectrum Discovered!
Wow! The crew at CERN is rockin’!
Woo Hoo Go CERN !
In a paper published today in the journal Nature, the ALPHA collaboration reports the first ever measurement on the optical spectrum of an antimatter atom. This achievement features technological developments that open up a completely new era in high-precision antimatter research. It is the result of over 20 years of work by the CERN antimatter community.
“Using a laser to observe a transition in antihydrogen…” this light was then compared to that of a hydrogen atom.
Through the “…observation of a spectral line in an antihydrogen atom, allowing the light spectrum of matter and antimatter to be compared…”, they were able to confirm the long-held theory that “…hydrogen and antihydrogen should have identical spectroscopic characteristics.”
The original paper in the journal Nature… Observation of the 1S–2S transition in trapped antihydrogen
This article in Science Daily explains how they find these things.
This pleases me no end.
We seem to be on a roll, scientifically!