Bose-Einstein Condensate Antihydrogen:
Its Production and Storage
to Envision Antimatter Propulsion
Michael H. Holzscheiter, Michael Martin Nieto, Thomas J. Phillips
13 pages, 2 figures
We discuss the possibility that Bose-Einstein Condensate (BEC)
antihydrogen could provide the necessary mechanism for a deep space
propulsion system. In a Bose-Einstein condensate, matter (or antimatter)
is in a coherent state analogous to photons in a laser beam, and individual atoms
lose their independent identity. This allows many atoms to be stored in a small volume.
In the context of recent advances in producing and controlling BECs,
this could potentially provide a revolutionary way to efficiently make and store
large quantities of antimatter.
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