Energy from proton and antiproton

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Is there a set wavelength for photons produced from antimatter reacting its matter equivalent, and if there is, what wavelength does a proton and antiproton reacting create?
 

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ahrkron
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There is no fixed wavelength for this, since it depends on the total energy of the original particles, which can be much larger than their mass-energy equivalent.
 
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I seem to remember most [itex]p\bar{p}[/itex] reactions yielded cascades of mesons, with high sufficiently high energy protons producing baryonic resonances (hyperons) which decayed to protons and mesons, or pi-meson cascades. The mesons (charged pions) would decay to muons, which would decay to electrons, and I am leaving out the various neutrinos and anti-neutrinos.

Also, pions can interact with protons and neutrons producing Kaons and other baryonic resonances.

Generally, gamma rays are associated with [itex]\pi^o[/itex] decay and positron annihilation.
 

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