Antihydrogen Rivals Enter the Stretch

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Science  15 Nov 2002:
Vol. 298, Issue 5597, pp. 1327-1328
DOI: 10.1126/science.298.5597.1327

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Two rival teams are hot on the trail of antihydrogen, the antimatter doppelgänger of the simplest element, hydrogen. Within a month, each announced that it had created tens of thousands of "antiatoms" cold and slow-moving enough to be studied. The results marked the first surge forward in a race to measure antihydrogen's spectrum--a discovery that could rattle the foundations of physics and will likely net a Nobel Prize for whichever team gets there first. Not surprisingly, the competition is intense.

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