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CERN Anti-matter Lesson Plan - Extension Topic: Containing Anti-Matter

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This 'extension topic' lesson plan is part of the Anti-Matter Teaching Module (see related documents).  
Duration of lesson:  approximately 30 minutes.  ( duration may vary depending on how it is used)
Care has been taken to ensure that the mathematical knowledge required for students to successfully complete these lesson plans harmonizes with that which is expected of students in the 9th and 10th forms, according to a representative sample of national curricula. For some of the more calculation-intensive lesson plans, teachers may find the Background Materials helpful. Teachers may also discover that the required calculations can provide an opportunity for training in the use of calculators and/or computer graphing programs.
This lesson takes the students through an explanation of how antimatter (in the form of antiprotons) can be contained.
Upon the completion of this lesson, the student shall:
-Understand a basic technique for containing charged antimatter particles using magnetic and electric fields.
-Understand that the containment of neutral atoms of antimatter such as antihydrogen has not yet been solved, and is an area of ongoing research

Post date: Fri, Oct 08, 2010 — 12:18
Updated date: Tue, Nov 20, 2012 — 04:53

Learning Topics

Matter / Antimatter