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ANTI MATTER- THE FUTURE OF BATTERIES
Transcript of ANTI MATTER- THE FUTURE OF BATTERIES
As said above anti-matter wont work as an energy source without a natural abundance of it however it could work as a battery. We can't actually produce energy from this type of use we may even lose some, but imagine a battery as small as a dime that could produce more energy than you use all together in your life time. We could create incredibly fast, far flying air, and space craft, it would eliminate the need for batteries or even electrical lines simply have an anti-matter battery in everything that will last for far longer than you will be alive. one issue is that we would have to develop miniature fission reactor technology in order for these to be effective house hold batteries, they would still work amazingly well on larger objects like air and space craft, but would be far from working in a individual device setting.
Anti-matter as a weapon
As for any of you who are wondering if its so high energy, can we blow stuff up with it? the simple answer is no it would take nearly 1.16 kilograms of it to produce the same effect as a average hydrogen bomb the amount of energy attainable from that reaction would be enough to power the world for 3 minutes, so we could blow stuff up but it would be a complete and utter waste of energy
A few clarifying points
Why do Matter and Anti-Matter annihilate?
As a general rule of physics particles want to decay and have the least mass they can when matter and anti-matter come together they decay rapidly releasing energy and becoming photons, in order to do so the particles must get rid of their charge which is why things don't instantly become photons for no reason, but because anti-matter and matter have opposite charges whenever one comes into contact with the other they are both destroyed.
Anti-matter as a potential energy source
Anti-matter reactions would be an incredibly effective energy source if we had an abundance of Anti-matter laying around somewhere, however we don't (for some unknown reasons anti-matter and matter were not produced in the same abundance during the big bang) we can easily create anti-matter on earth through a LHC and high energy particle collisions, however it will take just as much energy to make it as it will produce. making it an ineffective energy source, unless we found a pocket of antimatter in space or elsewhere. Assuming that we have the anti-matter however it would work quite well as a power source it converts 100% of mass to energy (apposed to a fission reactions 1%) with the equation E=MC2 according to my calculations a single gram of anti-matter could produce 179751 GJ enough to power the entire earth for 10 seconds, imagine what we could do if we found kilograms of it floating in space! Also an Anti-matter reactor would use mostly the same technology as a modern day nuclear fission reactor.
An introduction to Anti-Matter
Anti-Matter is a substance that is exactly like matter in every way except that all the particles have the opposite charge. When matter and Anti-Matter collide they obliterate each other converting mass to energy with the equation E=MC2. Theoretically matter and Anti-matter should exist in the same amount in the universe however for some reason matter was produced in much bigger concentration in the big bang, its one of the biggest mystery's of physics, however when its produced in the lab equal concentrations of both are created.
ANTI MATTER- THE FUTURE OF BATTERIES
BY: Jonah Kolar
As i mentioned in the third slide, we have to produce all the anti-matter that we use, and although we could perfect that system and get the maximum output from each particle collision we would still have to put in the same amount of energy as we would get from it (so we still need traditional power sources to make the anti-matter)
Also because of this any anti-matter battery will be years or decades in the making as we only have enough energy going into anti-matter testing (and making) that we can make microscopic amounts (we have enough to power a lightbulb for maybe 2 minutes)