A new generation of antimatter beam could change how electronics applications are manufactured

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China's President Xi Jinping (2nd R) tours of the National Graphene Institute at Manchester University with Chancellor George Osborne (L), in Manchester, Britain October 23, 2015. China's President Xi and his wife Peng Liyuan are on a four-day state visit to Britain. Reuters/Richard Stonehouse

Gadgets, appliances and everything computer-generated could be developed with the recent discovery of the chemical, electronic and defect properties of graphene, a group of American researchers revealed. These properties were revealed by the positron beam.

A team of scientists from the University of Texas at Arlington said that it is now developing a new kind of antimatter beam that could aid future studies on the development of next-generation computers and batteries. The discovery will spearhead new methodologies that would be key in technological advancements in the near future.

Dr Alex Weiss, the project’s principal investigator and a Distinguished Professor of Physics at the UTA, said that the initial study is focused on understanding the many characteristics of graphene, a two-dimensional carbon material that is 200 times more robust than steel. Weiss said that looking at its other undiscovered nature could lead to developing an environment-safe, sustainable solutions in the global tech manufacturing industry.

"Graphene is touted to be widely used in future applications like flexible electronics, organic LED and high-frequency transistors,” Weiss explained. “However, the exceptional properties of this material will only get translated into real-life applications when there is a proper understanding of the microscopic interaction of graphene at stable interfaces with other materials. Our research is supporting this area."

Scientists will implant positive positrons on the graphene. This would lead to various annihilation events with negative electrons, creating electrons and gamma waves. These waves will deliver the message on the chemical nature, electronic structure, and defects of the surfaces and interfaces with other materials such as copper.

In addition, the scientists will combine two advanced, never-before-seen positron spectroscopic techniques to refine the results of their findings. The success of this discovery will be essential to advancements in the electronics and biotechnology segment.

Previous antimatter R&D achievements

The UTA study is just one of the many achievements in the antimatter research field. Just recently, the physics world, especially the astrophysicists working on the possible detection of antimatters, rejoiced in the unveiling of the Santilli Telescope , the first and only antimatter particle and galaxy-detecting optical instrument on the market.

The telescope, which is developed by revered mathematician Dr. Ruggero Maria Santilli for tech innovator firm Thunder Energies Corporation ( OTCQB: TNRG ) , is considered groundbreaking as it is the first time that antimatters’ existence is proven by a visual apparatus after Nobel laureate Paul Dirac formulated a mathematical equation on this in the late ’20s.

“The Santilli Telescope will pull back the curtain of the heavens, thus enabling amateur astronomers to photograph for the first time visual evidences of antimatter galaxies. Discovery has always been a motivating factor in amateur astronomy, and with the Santilli Telescope, discovery can happen,” Santilli said in a statement.

Also recently, a group of scientists have found out that antimatters and regular matters share the same kind of force that glues them together, making them almost similar to each other in terms of its real nature.  This suggests that if antimatter behaves just like matter, then there is a symmetry at work. With this, the idea that it is their difference that led to antimatters’ annihilation during the Big Bang can now be scraped off the “Universe Infancy study” equation. 

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