(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

How much photon energy would be required to produce a proton-antiproton pair? Give the answer in SI units.

2. Relevant equations

E^2=p^2c^2+m^2c^4

E=pc+pc

p=mc

E=2*m*c^2

3. The attempt at a solution

I seem to be confused I know the KE would be zero I also know this would not exist in real life but I need to find the min energy so KE of the photon pairs is 0. I am not sure if the equation has to do with the mass of a photon or the momentum of the photons. In either case I don't know what the mass of a photon would be. I read it was zero but can't figure out how to use this formula then.

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# Homework Help: Pair-Production problems

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