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If matter = Energy, and matter can be turned into energy

  1. Sep 2, 2005 #1
    Is there any information available on the possibility of reversing that process?

    Simplified: Can you turn energy into matter?
     
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  3. Sep 2, 2005 #2

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    Yes.

    Example 1: particle colliders. It is the reason why we need bigger and more powerful particle accelerators. The larger the collision energy, the greater the probability of creating the heavier particles.

    Example 2: pair production.

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  4. Sep 2, 2005 #3
    photon + photon => electron + positron
     
  5. Sep 2, 2005 #4
    Thank you. ^_^
     
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