Re: Eidetic Anti Matter

Michael Lorrey (
Sun, 20 Jul 1997 13:38:21 -0400

Eugene Leitl wrote

> Afaik the processes yielding antimatter are low-yield (not in the warhear
> sense), and you can't store antimatter in quantities, anyway. This is
> something reserved for future transhuman physics, an energy conserve to
> drive tiny interstellar von Neumann probes e.g. via light sails, of the
> Forward drive.
> > I take it that means that it exists in a national laboratory, but they have
> > not yet acknowledged its existence. What is to be done with it is another
> > matter entirely.
> Doesn't seem likely. How does one contain mg chunks of condensed
> antimatter? UHV maglev containment sure doesn't suffice.

I would expect that if we are talking about stable weapons here, that
can be stored, an antimatter weapon would not contain stored antimatter,
but would be a device that generated a large amount of antimatter in a
short amount of time and released it at once. I would expect that this
could possibly be acheived with a device that used a fast meltdown
powering a compact accelerator that fed into a temporary containment

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