For the first time, scientists want to move the stuff from one place to another

Date:

2018-02-25 19:30:07

Views:

2408

Rating:

1Like 0Dislike

Share:

For the first time, scientists want to move the stuff from one place to another Source:

We all seen and read about how the hero of some sci-Fi movie or book flying on a spaceship that uses as fuel the antimatter, and then landed on a hostile planet, pulls out his Blaster, charges of antimatter and... What happens next – you know very well. Unfortunately, reality has not yet grown to such a space romance. No, scientists have long since discovered anti-matter and even conduct her research, but the only place where this happens – the dungeons laboratories.

The point is that the antimatter had never left the walls of the particular lab where it was produced. If it is produced, examine on the spot. But, it seems that science is finally ripe for the transition to a new level. The resulting antimatter, the researchers plan for the first time in history to move from one lab to another, using as transport a special vehicle, equipped with appropriate equipment for transportation.

In our case, as point "A" is setting the Antiproton Decelerator, where it will obtain antimatter, but point "B" — setting ISOLDE, where antimatter is used to obtain isotopes of nuclei with higher neutron number. Later they will push with normal atoms. Both plants are owned by CERN (European organization for nuclear research). Laboratories, which are setup, separated by only a couple of hundred meters. But what are these complex a few hundred meters!

Setting ISOLDE

Of Course, much easier and safer it would be to produce a large number of ready-made isotope in the place where you get the antimatter, and then transporting them to the venue of the experiment, but the problem is that such nuclei are very short-lived isotopes, so the "cook" them just before the start of their further use.

"There is a task: to deliver antiprotons to the place where will be produced the nucleus of the isotopes. We are going to produce a whole cloud of antiprotons by approximately a billion, to cool it to a temperature of 4 degrees Celsius above absolute zero, and then to move from the Antiproton Decelerator to ISOLDE", — explained Alexander Obertelli, one of the scientists of the project antiProton Annihilation Unstable Matter (PUMA).

At first glance it may seem that 1 billion is a lot. But in fact it is not. For example, in the same gram of hydrogen contains 622 Zeta-flop of protons, that is a hundred trillion times the number of antiprotons that are collected to be transported from place to place. But Hey, we're talking about antimatter! On the substance, or rather the antimatter, a very dangerous substance that can destroy all life! Scientists hasten to reassure even if something happens and antiprotons annihilate, being in contact with ordinary matter, that energy will stand out less than one Joule, which is enough to lift the weight, say, Apple to a height of twenty centimeters. Therefore, in this case the main problem is rather the protection of the antimatter and carriers from secondary radiation.

To Create a special trap, which will transport the antimatter, scientists plan by 2022. If it will show its effectiveness, then in the future, scientists can start to carry the stuff between even more distant from other laboratories.

"From a technical point of view, it is a very complex project. However, with the development of modern technologies it is still doable," — said the scientist-physicist Chloe, Malbrunot.

Recommended

What will be the shelter for the first Martian colonists?

What will be the shelter for the first Martian colonists?

Mars is not the friendliest planet for humans While the Red Planet is roaming rovers, researchers are pondering the construction of shelters and materials needed by future Martian colonists. The authors of the new paper suggest that we could use one ...

New proof of string theory discovered

New proof of string theory discovered

Just a few years ago, it seemed that string theory was the new theory of everything. But today the string universe raises more questions than answers String theory is designed to combine all our knowledge of the Universe and explain it. When she appe...

What is the four-dimensional space?

What is the four-dimensional space?

Modeling camera motion in four-dimensional space. View the world in different dimensions changes the way we perceive everything around, including time and space. Think about the difference between two dimensions and three dimensions is easy, but what...

Comments (0)

This article has no comment, be the first!

Add comment

Related News

How to become a fossil?

How to become a fossil?

Every fossil is a small miracle. As noted by bill Bryson in his book "a Short history of almost everything", just one bone in a billion becomes a fossil. In such calculations, all fossilized legacy of the 320 million people living...

Scientists have invented a new way to store data inside DNA

Scientists have invented a new way to store data inside DNA

the Future of technology lies not only in the constant growth of computing power of processors or the transition to quantum computers, but also in the evolution of storage devices. Humanity generates a huge amount of information, ...

Five amazing facts about our ancestors that we have learned from DNA

Five amazing facts about our ancestors that we have learned from DNA

Not so long ago scientists used DNA of one of the oldest English skeletons (10,000 years) to find out how it looked the first inhabitants of Britain. However, ancient DNA of the skeleton is taken not for the first time and reveals...

Scientists got the

Scientists got the "impossible" form of ice that can only exist on Uranus

a team of scientists from Lawrence Livermore National laboratory Lawrence had a unique form of ice, called superionic ice (superionic ice). The main feature of this ice is that it consists of a solid crystal lattice of oxygen atom...

Created superdivision, on the strength comparable to metal

Created superdivision, on the strength comparable to metal

Titanium alloys, perhaps, one of the most durable materials on our planet. But they have two very unpleasant drawback: they are very heavy and very expensive. Scientists from the University of Maryland (UMD) have invented an alter...

Graphene could solve five major problems of the world

Graphene could solve five major problems of the world

In September 2015, world leaders gathered at the historic UN summit to adopt the goal of sustainable development (SDG). Seventeen of these ambitious goals and indicators will help guide and coordinate government and international ...

China successfully conducted a unique operation to restore the ears of children

China successfully conducted a unique operation to restore the ears of children

a Group of five children in China got new ears, grown on the basis of a detailed three-dimensional models of healthy organs and using their own healthy cells. This is the first such case in the world of medicine. On the work done ...

What will happen to science in the near future?

What will happen to science in the near future?

If you go back 30 years ago, the world would be completely different. The only known planets were the planets of the Solar system. We had no idea what dark energy is. No space telescopes. Gravitational waves were an unproven theor...

Scientists close to creating artificial life forms

Scientists close to creating artificial life forms

it would Seem that the creation of artificial life – the lot fiction. But development in this area being the first year. And the question now is not about artificial intelligence or robotic mechanisms. A group of American research...

Can genetics to make animals smarter?

Can genetics to make animals smarter?

advances in neural implants and genetic engineering suggest that in the near future we will be able to enhance human intelligence. For example. If we succeed, if we should take the brothers with you? The improvement of the human b...

Cosmetic company L'oreal grows human skin specifically for China

Cosmetic company L'oreal grows human skin specifically for China

the Cosmetic industry in recent years stepped far forward, and to test new cosmetic products now use a specially grown human skin. But as you know, the skin of people of different nationalities at the micro level may be very diffe...

Robot scientist discovered a new drug

Robot scientist discovered a new drug

Development and testing of new drugs – employment is extremely long and labor-intensive. But, like everything in the modern world, this area of pharmacology is sometimes to "instruct" robots, because they can calculate all possibl...

Physicists accelerate beams of light in a curved space in the laboratory

Physicists accelerate beams of light in a curved space in the laboratory

Physicists have managed to demonstrate the acceleration of the light rays on flat surfaces when accelerating led to the fact that the rays follow curved trajectories. However, a new experiment has expanded the boundaries of what y...

Scientists have created a gamma ray burst in the laboratory

Scientists have created a gamma ray burst in the laboratory

Gamma ray bursts, the powerful flashes of light — these are the brightest events in our Universe, which do not last longer than a few seconds or minutes. Some are so bright that they can be seen with the naked eye, like burs...

Physics of the Tomsk state University are developing levitation 3D printer

Physics of the Tomsk state University are developing levitation 3D printer

a New method for ultrasonic 3D printing has developed the physics of the Tomsk state University. Recently they have developed a setup for levitation of small particles that will be used as the basis for the levitation of a new 3D ...

Appeared in Dubai's first vertical farm

Appeared in Dubai's first vertical farm

the world is not the first day is developing projects for the greening of cities and the establishment of so called «vertical farm», which will not only improve the ecological environment, but also significantly save spa...

10 scientific stories of 2017, which will seem fantastic

10 scientific stories of 2017, which will seem fantastic

And now it is time to sit down, look back, take a deep breath and look at the headlines of scientific articles that we might otherwise miss. Scientists are constantly pleasing us with new developments in various fields. Nanotechno...

Six houses of the future which will protect you from climate change

Six houses of the future which will protect you from climate change

Floods, droughts, hurricanes, forest fires, once rare weather events are becoming more common and powerful because of climate change. And it is impossible to deny. At the same time, more and more people move to cities around the w...

Glowing plants will illuminate the streets

Glowing plants will illuminate the streets

On the streets of our cities we used to see a lot of plants that carry out, as a rule, purely decorative function. But what if all this flora it would be possible to give additional functions? For example, the day plants produce o...

Scientists from MIT created a tattoo from a living cell

Scientists from MIT created a tattoo from a living cell

Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of technology (MIT) invented a temporary "tattoo" consisting of a genetically engineered living cells. Their prototype is similar to a transparent sticker with a pattern resembling wood. Th...