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Old January 23 2013, 10:16 PM   #7
Robert Comsol
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Re: Can you transport anti-matter?

CorporalCaptain wrote: View Post
The matter/antimatter bomb beamed down in TOS: Obsession says yes.
That was short and - painless?

Funny, I was asking myself whether you could use anti-tritium and anti-deuterium in a nuclear fusion reactor to put the onboard antimatter to some productive use before it vanishes in controlled matter-antimatter annihilation.

The problem are the anti-neutrons you'd get in such an antimatter nuclear fusion reactor. A magnetic containment will only work with charged particles and neutrons aren't among these. Thus the anti-neutrons would pass through the containment and that would the end of an antimatter nuclear fusion reactor.

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