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Conversion of energy to matter

  1. Nov 30, 2005 #1
    when E is converted into matter,particle-anti particle pair is created. now, my doubt is, when this happens whether only a specific antiparticle can be created for a particle?
     
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  3. Nov 30, 2005 #2

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    Yes, each particle has its specific anti-particle. matter can be created from energy only by producing a particle and its specific anti-particle.
     
  4. Nov 30, 2005 #3
    as already said, only one anti-particle for each particle which has the same properties but opposite charge

    e.g. positron
     
  5. Nov 30, 2005 #4
    thanks. Sorry for the silly doubt.It is just that my teacher said a different thing and i got all jittery.
     
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