Antimatter Decay Problem

  1. I wanted to know If we have a antimatter it decays ? Actually I am asking Is antimatter decay ?

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  2. jcsd
  3. Drakkith

    Staff: Mentor

    Are you asking if antimatter decays? If so, then yes, it decays similar to normal matter.
     
  4. jtbell

    Staff: Mentor

    Or doesn't decay, as the case may be. Electrons don't decay, so positrons don't decay. Neither do free protons or antiprotons.
     
  5. Drakkith

    Staff: Mentor

    Of course. I was more referring to how different isotopes of normal matter decay. The antimatter versions of those isotopes would also decay. I probably should have worded my response better.
     
  6. How different is antimatter decay allowed to be from matter decay, if CPT is not violated but CP is?
     
  7. ChrisVer

    ChrisVer 2,219
    Gold Member

    It's as different as the asymmetry caused by CP violation.
     
  8. mfb

    Staff: Mentor

    The question "does it decay at all?" is independent of CP violation, just the lifetime can differ.
     
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