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Alcubierre Drive antimatter requirements

  1. Nov 9, 2013 #1
    Some sources say, that alcubierre warp drive would have no need for exotic matter but to create a warp bubble around a shuttle-sized spaceship would require only 100-500 kg of antimatter. Still some believe it would not function without exotic matter and some positive energy. The question is: Is it possible to use antimatter for warp fuel and for how long? It is quite pointless if you could only warp the space for a second.
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    Since we don't have 100-500 kg of antimatter in stock, the exercise seems to be academic at this point.
  4. Nov 9, 2013 #3
    Yep, we only have a few micrograms on earth. I suppose, that no one here will solve this question, since warp drive is only hypothetical. I am still thinking for how long you can maintain the bubble?
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    Please cite them. Remember, we only discuss sources that are part of the mainstream literature.

    Since antimatter gravitates the same was as matter, I doubt very much that these sources are correct.
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