Physicists Observe New Particle That's Also Its Own 'Antiparticle'

October 3, 2014 3:06 PM

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Physicists Observe New Particle That's Also Its Own 'Antiparticle'

Yes, the discovery is an exciting step forward for particle physics, but it may also help advance the creation of powerful quantum computers.

In the early 20th century, as quantum theory emerged, scientists predicted that most common particles, like electrons, had mysterious "antimatter" counterparts with the same mass and opposite charge. Scientists even thought that if a particle came in contact with its "antiparticle," the two would an...

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