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Antimatter: What It Is and Why It's Important in Physics and Everyday Life

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by Beatriz Gato-Rivera (Author) 

Antimatter is one of the most fascinating aspects of Particle Physics, and matter-antimatter annihilation the most energetic process in the universe. If they existed, everyday objects made of antimatter would look exactly like those made of ordinary matter, as would antimatter stars. We live surrounded by antimatter, since showers of matter and antimatter particles fall incessantly on the Earth's surface, some of them penetrating our buildings. Furthermore, many things around us - bananas, for example - actually emit antielectrons.

This book first introduces the essentials of particle physics and the nature of particles and antiparticles. It describes the discovery of antimatter particles and explains how they are produced, where they are found, and how antistars could be spotted; it also introduces cosmic rays, particle accelerators, dark matter, dark energy and nuclear reactions in stars. The enigma of the matter-antimatter asymmetry in the Universe is discussed as are the very real applications of antimatter in hospitals, in industry and in cutting-edge research and technology, Non-specialist readers will find here a wealth of fascinating and accessible information to deepen their appreciation of antimatter.​


“This book is an extraordinary exposition of the current state of the art on antimatter, brilliantly written by Beatriz Gato-Rivera. It is fascinating, captivating, rigorous and, at the same time, accessible to a broad audience, so It must be considered, without a doubt, one of the best popular science books written in recent years.” (Prof. Jose Gomez Galan, University of Extremadura, Spain and Ana G. Méndez University, PR, USA)

“A very enjoyable book to read about antimatter that seeks to unravel all its mysteries. A documented and very up-to-date set-up on this very interesting topic.” (Prof. Emilio Elizalde, Instituto de Ciencias del Espacio, Bellaterra (Barcelona), Spain)

“An enjoyful tour de force through the science of antimatter, spiced up with countless historical facts and anecdotes.” (Prof. Wolfgang Lerche, Theory Division at CERN)

Categories : Physics, Cosmology 

ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09272S12H

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Springer; 1st ed. 2021 edition (April 10, 2021)

Publication date ‏ : ‎ April 10, 2021

Language ‏ : ‎ English

File‏ : ‎ EPUB, 55.10 MB

Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled

Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported

Print length ‏ : ‎ 397 pages

You will get a EPUB (55MB) file

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