Antimatter research reveals data that says ``the universe cannot exist after all''



Every substance (matter) that exists in the universe has antimatter (antimatter), which has electrically opposite properties. When these two things collide, they emit high energy and disappear together, but for the universe to exist in this way, there must have been a reason why there was less antimatter, or because there was less of it. In order to find out such a mystery, CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) investigated the properties of antimatter, but the result was that it must be said that ` `matter should not exist in the universe after all ''.

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Modern cosmological theory suggests that equal amounts of matter and antimatter were created during the 'Big Bang,' when the universe was first created. Immediately after that, matter and antimatter disappeared by canceling each other out, but as a result, 'matter' remained in this universe, and our bodies, the earth, and the solar system and universe itself exist. It is believed that there are. Because there was a very small difference in the numbers of matter and antimatter in the beginning, we humans can now ask ourselves, 'Why was there less antimatter?'

In particle physics, the basic premise of CP symmetry is that a certain particle has an antiparticle that has symmetry like an image reflected in a mirror, but in reality, CP symmetry exists. It is known that an imbalance called rupture exists. The reason that there is more matter than antimatter in the universe is thought to be due to this violation of CP symmetry.

It is now known that antimatter can be produced by imparting high energy to matter. Verification is sometimes carried out using huge accelerators with a diameter of several kilometers, and there are also reports that a jet plane flying into a thundercloud may have observed something that looks like antimatter.

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Various studies have been conducted to find out what exactly this difference is, such as the difference in mass and the difference in charge, but CERN is using a method developed by Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in Germany to We measured the difference in magnetism between antimatter. What was used here was a method called a Penning trap , which uses the force of a magnetic field to confine charged particles in one place, and is capable of measuring values nine digits more accurately than conventional devices. In fact, it was capable of measuring magnetism with an accuracy 350 times more accurate than the most accurate device that had ever existed.

However, the result was that there was no difference. In other words, the most accurate measurements available to date have not found any difference between matter and antimatter, at least not in terms of magnetism. Christian Smolla, a researcher at CERN, said, ``In our research, we have observed that matter and antimatter have perfect symmetry, which means that the universe cannot exist.'' There must be some asymmetry somewhere, but we are unable to understand the difference.What is the source of this difference?'' says the press release. It is written in

It was known that there is no difference in mass or charge between matter and antimatter, but this result confirms that there is also no difference in magnetism. In the future, in addition to more precise measurements of the protons and antiprotons that make up atoms, CERN's antimatter research team 'ALPHA' will advance research on the symmetry of hydrogen and antihydrogen atoms. It seems that attention will be focused on whether some kind of ``reason for the existence of the universe'' can be found from there.

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