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B Matter and antimatter annihilation quarks

  1. Apr 6, 2016 #1
    So I'm wonder

    How does the annihilation occur? Does the quarks pair up like magnets for matter and antimatter? Do matter and antimatter have the same quarks?
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  3. Apr 6, 2016 #2


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    You cannot think of matter anitimatter annihilation in classical terms, it is a quantum field theory process. You might get a mental image without it but thats it.

    Antiquarks are not the same thing as quarks.
  4. Apr 6, 2016 #3
    Right I was thinking maybe quarks and antiquarks pair up before they annihilate each other, maybe the reaction is too fast to be captured? Quantum field theory would be a hard one

    P.S. Actually I found it on Wikipedia, thanks!!
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