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

If positron and electron have the same rest energy can pair production occur?

2. Relevant equations

E=hc/λ plancks equation

E=mc^2

3. The attempt at a solution

so i found the E of the photons using plancks equation

and found the photon E to be 6.83x10^-14 ( should I double this due to two photons required?)

so

for pair production the energy of the photons has to be at least the energy of mc^2

so i just added the positron and electrons masses and multiplied by c^2

and got 1.64x10^-13

did i do this correctly? so Ephoton < E of Positron and electron so no pair production can occur?

am i missing anything or do something wrong?

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