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  1. #1 Anti-Plutonium 
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    Ok I was wondering, if we were able to make, (or find) the Anti-matter form of a Heavy Element such as Uranium or Plutonium, would the annihilation reaction be any bigger using Plutonium and Anti-Plutonium than it would if it were say Hydrogen and Anti-Hydrogen? I am not sure if this is the appropriate forum for this question so moderators please feel free to move it if you think it belongs else where. II was just wondering if the anti-matter from of a heavy element could be used as a viable form of power in theory. I realize that it would be very difficult and expensive to make Anti-Uranium or Anti-Plutonium but just hypothetically speaking.


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    Atom for atom it would be more powerful. Kilogram for kilogram it would be the same.


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    ok, so when Anti-Plutonium decays, what does it produce? The same particles and energies as matter plutonium?
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    it will produce the anti particles of what plutonium produce at the same energies.
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    Bear in mind that so far I am not sure we have been able to make even one hydrogen atom of antimatter. Sub atomic particles , yes we have done those. Antimatter power plants are pretty much made of handwavium and unobtainium. I like to imagin one that could be started with the power from a "D" cell and be used to power a city. That or I want a Stol munitions antimatter powered plasma cannon. ( See Schlock Mercenary)
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    I think you'll find you are right not to be sure about your first point. Here is just one article talking about anti-hydrogen BBC News - Antimatter atoms are corralled even longer Anti-matter power plants are just sci-fi at the minute though.
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