Matter and antimatter annihilation quarks

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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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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.
 
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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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