In addition to making antihydrogen easier to study, a new cooling technique could make it last longer in traps. In 2011, scientists trapped antimatter for a record 16 minutes (artist’s conception shown here).
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Coldest Antimatter Yet Is Goal of New Technique

by Clara Moskowitz, LiveScience Senior Writer
Date: 06 January 2013 Time: 07:09 PM ET

Scientists have devised a new method of cooling down antimatter to make it easier to experiment on than ever before.

The new technique could help researchers probe the mysteries of antimatter, including why it’s so rare compared with matter in the universe.

Read more: Coldest Antimatter Yet Is Goal of New Technique | Antihydrogen | LiveScience.

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