Question about radiation and matter


by Almogi
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Almogi
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Mar15-12, 04:12 PM
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Is it true that when I'll make matter from enough radiation power, anti-matter will be formed automatically?
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mathman
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Mar16-12, 03:56 PM
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I don't understand the process you are describing.

However, in general, there are processes called pair production, where under the right circumstances a high energy photon gets converted into a matter anti-matter pair. The simplest example is a photon (gamma ray) with energy > 1.022 Mev (in the presence of a nucleus - momentum conservation) will become an electron positron pair.
Almogi
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Mar17-12, 02:11 AM
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That's exactly the answer I looked for, I just didn't know how to express my question in words' thanks a lot.


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