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Higgs field and antimatter

  1. Jun 29, 2008 #1
    How would the higgs field affect antimatter as appose to matter. Would it give antimatter mass in the same way as it does to matter, or in a different way? Could this "different way" explain why antiparticles and particles annihilate when they meet?

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  3. Aug 1, 2008 #2
    For starters get two protons together and they will explode also. The reason why antimatter is most talked about in this respect is that the pair doesn't repel instead they attract one another and hence can join the same space more readily.

    As for the interaction difference of the Higgs to matter/antimatter. The interaction would be the same. If it were to be different the Higgs would have to react differently for electrons than they do to protons..Which isn't the case.
  4. Aug 1, 2008 #3
    Why is that?
  5. Aug 1, 2008 #4
    I am not sure what you mean when you say "If it were to be different...", Hertyque. It seems to me that the higgs field is required to behave the same for all particles and their corresponding antiparticles. If this were not the case the Lagrangian would not be hermitian. Right?
  6. Aug 2, 2008 #5
    the mass generation mechanism is the same for matter and anti-matter. and a this have no relation with the annihilation, which is a 'normal' interaction between particles.

    Hertyque, are you talking about particle physics ????:confused:
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