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Re: starship-design: antimatter fountain: popsci article

On Fri, 18 Jul 1997 09:00:39 -0700 kyle <stk@sunherald.infi.net> writes:
>jimaclem@juno.com wrote:
>> Fascinating.  This raises my hopes for finding a simple, relatively
>> inexpensive way to generate antimatter for our own use.   Perhaps 
>> reactions in the presence of an artificial hyper mass?  HMMMM!!  :)
>What is an artificial hyper mass? How do you propose making them?
Well, here's the short of it.  It appears that a magnetic field of
sufficient field density might act like a mass.  By constructing a series
of magnetic, probably superconducting, arrayed as to produce a set of
interference nodes, one of constructive interference, and others of
destructive interference, with the constructive node contained within the
destructive nodes, for shielding (for lack of a better term), and
operating at a resonant frequency, (I don't know what yet), a micro
sized, artificial hyper mass might be made.  This concept might also
prove able to generate sufficient field strengths to contain large masses
of antimatter, as well as the old science fiction idea of "force fields".

Tell me what you think.