Is it possible to contain similarly charged particles in a magnetic field or traps, in generally large scale (say, all of them have positive charge), and could be utilized as power reserves quite easily?
Isn't it be easier to implement, than to put antimatters (say, antihydrogens) in a magnetic storage?
Could it be implemented in our current technology?
This is the question as originally phrased, for more background.
I've read this question, and it made me wonder. It seems to me that one of the easiest way to store antimatter, is to prevent each pair from coming into contact.
If we are to store antihidrogen, it could easily fall to the container's wall and annihilate it.
But what if we keep them in plasma form?
My solution is to keep leptons with antiquarks and antileptons with quarks. Say, we keep positrons with protons in one container, and we keep electrons with antiprotons in different containers. I think it would be easier to contain, as their similar charges (positive charges of positrons and protons, and negative charges of electrons and antiprotons) allow us to easily contain them in a magnetic container.
- Is this actually possible?
- Doesn't their tendency to repel each other (because of the same charges they have like the positive charges of positrons and antiprotons) make containment more difficult? (which I believe is not the actual problem, as in our normal life, say: a room filled with gas, their electron skins causes them to repel each other, yet it is easy to contain a gas)? What problems could arise from this design?
- Wouldn't it be easier to take a small portion of it by disturbing the container's magnetic field, and by using electromagnetic guidance to lead them to the reaction chamber because of their charges?
- Above all, assume if this question is possible, how would we implement it?
Note: assume that in this question's context, antimatter isn't as rare as it is today.