Definition of antiproton in English:



  • The negatively charged antiparticle of a proton.

    • ‘The antiproton was produced when protons from a cyclotron were used to bombard a copper target.’
    • ‘Soon, we produced antiprotons in accelerators and finally, in 1995, we combined a positron with an antiproton to produce an antimatter atom.’
    • ‘The antiprotons - which are negatively charged, like electrons - took up orbits around nuclei.’
    • ‘Antimatter is matter composed of antiparticles, such as positrons, antineutrons and antiprotons.’
    • ‘Positrons, antiprotons and other antiparticles can be routinely created at particle accelerator labs and can even be trapped and stored for days or weeks at a time.’