pair production

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Synonyms for pair production

the transformation of a gamma-ray photon into an electron and a positron when the photon passes close to an atomic nucleus

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Recalling that any sufficiently strong positive potential acting on the vacuum state enables electron-positron pair production to take place in free space (see any relativistic discussion of the Klein Paradox, e.
This quark-antiquark annihilation and pair production model predicts the fourth generation of leptons and explains the measurements of neutrino oscillations.
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In pair production a gamma ray converts into a positron and an electron, with both particles moving away from one another.
The LEP accelerator has been upgraded to exceed the W pair production threshold, and provide high luminosity at these energies starting in 1997.