Scientists already knew they could learn a great deal by comparing the two. Unfortunately, they were stumped at how to properly study the differences. This new study took place at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. CERN’s Antiproton Decelerator facility has the ability to create antihydrogen atoms and trap them for research purposes. By doing this, they have the opportunity to learn more about atoms.
Since antimatter doesn’t occur naturally, the team has to combine plasmas from tens of thousands of antiprotons with positrons. They do this using the decelerator. They don’t have a charge, so the team faces additional challenges when it comes to examining them.