Research report 2015 - Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics

Particle/antiparticle symmetry confirmed with ultra-high precision

Blaum, Klaus; Ulmer, Stefan (RIKEN)
Abteilung Gespeicherte und gekühlte Ionen (Klaus Blaum)
By comparing the revolution frequencies of antiprotons and negatively charged hydrogen ions in a strong magnetic field, the to date most precise mass comparison could be performed and thus the most precise direct test of the matter/antimatter symmetry with baryons, particles consisting of each three quarks. The result: the charge-to-mass ratios of protons and antiprotons are identical to the eleventh digit.

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