pair production definition

  • noun:
    • The simultaneous creation of a subatomic particle and its particular antiparticle from another form of energy, especially the creation of a positron and an electron from a gamma ray photon in a very good electric industry, such as that surrounding a nucleus.
    • the transformation of a gamma-ray photon into an electron and a positron when the photon passes near to an atomic nucleus
  • others:
    • The simultaneous creation of a particle and its particular antiparticle, such an electron and positron, from a photon; -- generally due to its communication because of the powerful industry near a nucleus.

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