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  1. #1 Quick Question? 
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    As I understand it, shortly after the BBT, an imbalance in anti-matter vs. matter resulted in all the matter (+) we observe everywhere as we know it. Is there any good reasoning over why matter prevailed over antimatter, and if the balance tipped toward antimatter instead of matter, what would be the effect?


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    There was more mater than anti-matter. If more anti-matter was present then we would just have a different polarity.

    If you believe in the bang, seeming more likely just a bounce.

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    There was actually an article in the most recent NewScientist magazine concerning this exact topic. A new theory suggests that the explanation for it may reside in the Weak Nuclear Force giving that it does not react the same to matter as it does to antimatter, this is called CP violation. It then goes on to talk about Bs mesons and how one of these particles changes between matter and antimatter 3 trillion times a second before finally decaying into other particles. It then goes on to say that the real proof will come when the particle accelerator at CERN will switches on which was specifically designed to study mesons containing bottom quarks.


    Edit: I forgot to give a link that was provided in the article: http://arxiv.org/abs/0803.0659
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    So, could this concept apply to black holes, if we suppose that it's possible for certain high energy chemical reactions to change matter into anti-matter?
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    Im not an expert, but if there were more anti-matter than matter, we would call anti-matter... matter. :wink:
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    It is all matter, so it does not matter.

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