Star Trek transporters are said to be incapable of transporting antimatter. What does this really mean? What would be the result if one tried to transport a magnetically contained piece of antimatter:
- The transporter will fail to lock on the entire object?
- The entire object will dematerialize, but only the matter parts will material on the other side (the antimatter being lost in the buffer)?
- The matter dematerializes, leaving the antimatter in contact with the environment, which will result in its annihilation and the destruction of the surroundings?
- Something altogether different?