# How much energy is lost due to neutrinos in matter-antimatter reaction ?

by Hurricane93
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 P: 19 I read that matter-antimatter annihilation is not as useful as we thought because a large amount of energy is carried away by neutrinos. So, how much is this energy ? What is the percentage of the lost energy to the energy calculated from E=mc^2 ?
 Mentor P: 9,593 We had this discussion a while ago here. It depends on the setup, but the fraction is significant for the annihilation of nucleons. Electron-positron annihilation gives (nearly always) photons, so there are no losses involved.
 P: 19 After reading every single post, I still don't have a conclusion. I just need a rough percentage. Would saying 50% be wrong ?
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## How much energy is lost due to neutrinos in matter-antimatter reaction ?

It is the correct order of magnitude :). Something between 20% and 80%.

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