WSU inventors have developed a prototype trap that can store significant quantities of positrons that can create a tremendous amount of energy. Particles of antimatter, positrons, probes the basic interactions and properties of matter and has broad potential applications, including development of a new and high quality computer microchips, detecting atomic size defects in thin layers or surfaces of materials, etc.
Applications and Advantages
§ Provides a stable method to store positrons hence prevent premature annihilation.
US patent application(s) pending