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Hybrid chemicals?

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by Subduction Zone, Jun 18, 2021.

  1. Subduction Zone

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    Just to note: atoms with both positrons and electrons have been known for a while. But those are systems where either the positron is bound to just an electron (forming positronium) and that composite is bound to an atom OR where the positron is, essentially, orbiting a neutral atom.

    This is a theoretical paper predicting the stability of a system where the positron is the piece binding two otherwise repelling negative hydrogen atoms.

    It would be very interesting to see this experimentally verified.
     
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    Yes, I gathered that much. But I did not even know that there were such things as atoms with positrons and electrons in them before this.
     
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    The most basic one is positronium, which just has an electron and a positron. There are a couple of forms of positronium, depending on the spins of the two particles.

    There have been other cases where, for example, a positron has attached to a neutral or negatively charged hydrogen atom.
     
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