Does the Higgs boson have an antimatter version, and does anything allow it to. If it exists then how does it react with baryonic matter?
Just to clarify, being its own anti-particle is not the property that makes the Higgs decay. There are several unstable particles which are not their own anti-particles (e.g., muon, tau, etc). Also, the life-time of the Higgs is extremely short, of the order of 10-22 s. I remember the number of Higgs bosons in the solar system being estimated to around one at any given time in a thread a few months back, mainly created by cosmic rays hitting the Sun. Even if this number is a few order of magnitudes off, it is certainly too few for them to meet and annihilate.With the Higgs boson? It is its own antiparticle. It is unstable and decays in many ways, but particularly to a top and anti-top quark pair, a particle and anti-particle pair.
The maximal amount of energy that can get released is the full energy of the particles. At the LHC, this is large in terms of particle physics, but still tiny for our macroscopic world: the total energy of a proton-proton collision is about 0.000001 J. And 1 J (a million times more) is just enough energy to lift an apple up by 1 meter.If matter and anti matter meet a humongous amount of energy will be released and so why does this not happen??
Found it (including the following posts), the number 1 was for the whole observable universe.I remember the number of Higgs bosons in the solar system being estimated to around one at any given time in a thread a few months back, mainly created by cosmic rays hitting the Sun.
I'm quite sure he did not say that. And if he did, it was wrong.But I saw a video by Michio Kaku saying that if matter and antimatter collide they could produce a second Big Bang