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Positron Electron Attraction

  1. Jan 2, 2009 #1
    I have been doing some thinking and I can't find the answer to my question anywhere, so I was wondering if someone else knew.

    My question is simply this: Do electrons and positrons attract each other electromagnetically, or do the antimatter properties of the positron alter the interaction in some way?
     
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  3. Jan 2, 2009 #2

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    The attraction is electromagnetic (positive & negative charges). The matter-antimatter effect is at the actual collision, mutual anihillation leading to a pair of 511 kev gamma rays.
     
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