Is fission or fusion of antiparticles possible?

  • Thread starter pari777
  • Start date
  • #1
pari777
12
0
Is fission or fusion of antiparticles possible?
 

Answers and Replies

  • #2
kurros
453
15


That terminology is not very helpful in particle physics. In nuclear reactions the fundamental entities you are dealing with don't change (except for a beta decay here and there...) while in fundamental interaction you often end up with entirely different final states than you started with. People throw the words around (for example there is gluon fusion, in which two gluons collide and produce say a Z or something, which then decays into other stuff) but it is more in the spirit of the ordinary meaning of the word rather than out of any particularly strong analogy with nuclear interactions.
 
  • #3
jetwaterluffy
228
0


Is fission or fusion of antiparticles possible?

Yes, but it is a bit pointless because you can get far more energy from combining it with matter.
 
  • #4
yoron
295
2


They are both as 'real' as anything particle wise. When they meet they don't 'disappear', leaving no trace of their existence. They annihilate into 'real' radiation. So you can do anything with a anti particle that you can do with a particle, as far as I know they are a sort of 'mirror symmetry', not 'negative' as in 'disappearing' into a 'nothing'.
 
  • #5
pari777
12
0


ok. thanks guys.
 
  • #6
jetwaterluffy
228
0


They are both as 'real' as anything particle wise. When they meet they don't 'disappear', leaving no trace of their existence. They annihilate into 'real' radiation. So you can do anything with a anti particle that you can do with a particle, as far as I know they are a sort of 'mirror symmetry', not 'negative' as in 'disappearing' into a 'nothing'.

Except perhaps with beta decay. :biggrin:
 

Suggested for: Is fission or fusion of antiparticles possible?

  • Last Post
Replies
3
Views
893
  • Last Post
Replies
3
Views
586
  • Last Post
Replies
4
Views
486
  • Last Post
Replies
3
Views
374
Replies
3
Views
2K
Replies
6
Views
998
Replies
5
Views
1K
  • Last Post
Replies
3
Views
2K
Replies
11
Views
418
  • Last Post
Replies
2
Views
592
Top