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Question about radiation and matter

  1. Mar 15, 2012 #1
    Is it true that when I'll make matter from enough radiation power, anti-matter will be formed automatically?
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  3. Mar 16, 2012 #2


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    I don't understand the process you are describing.

    However, in general, there are processes called pair production, where under the right circumstances a high energy photon gets converted into a matter anti-matter pair. The simplest example is a photon (gamma ray) with energy > 1.022 Mev (in the presence of a nucleus - momentum conservation) will become an electron positron pair.
  4. Mar 17, 2012 #3
    That's exactly the answer I looked for, I just didn't know how to express my question in words' thanks a lot.
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