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How to make antiquarks

  1. May 28, 2013 #1
    I have been interested in how they can be made in large amounts. If you could post the energy and projectile particle below on experiments already done. The particles of anti and normal quarks would be separated with a magnetic field so a method that works with both processes would be best thank you.
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  3. May 28, 2013 #2


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    All types of high-energy collisions produce a lot of new particles, including antiquarks, and this is the only way to generate antiquarks here on earth. Like quarks, those antiquarks are confined - they get bound in mesons or antibaryons. Except the antiproton, all of them are unstable.
    It is possible to capture and store antiprotons in tiny amounts.
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