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a particle that has the same mass as another particle but has opposite values for its other properties

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The findings were based on measurements of positrons, the electron's antiparticle.
2)] = +2e|3, for instance, identify quarks whereas the inverted signs identify the corresponding antiquarks: likewise exist as a particular case particles with either integer charge whose antiparticles have either opposite charge.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Most of the laws of nature treat particles and antiparticles equally, but stars and planets are made of particles, or matter, and not antiparticles, or antimatter.
These virtual particles, albeit short-lived, behave very violently, colliding with each other and annihilating each other in a burst of energy when particle and antiparticle collide.
When] protons and neutrons cease to exist, they may in turn decay into electrons and their antiparticle partners, positrons.
I rather like the physics definition of annihilation, and I would like to see it applied to the battlefield: the phenomenon in which a particle or antiparticle (call that a philosophy, idea, or doctrine) as an electron and a positron (call those warriors), disappears with a resultant loss of energy approximately equal to the sum of their masses.
It was the antiparticle to the electron, later called the positron.
During the summer at Brookhaven, they started by examining beta decay, a process in whichan electron-- or its antiparticle, a positron--is released from the nucleus of an atom and the nucleus respectively gains or loses one positive charge.
41) For instance, Wheeler's student, Richard Feynman, figured that the antiparticle of an electron, a positron, was really the electron on a reverse path in time.
a completed-action, is by-definition functionally-potent, and light is functionally-potent in two senses: 1) light can create matter by annihilating-itself into a particle and antiparticle, called 'pair production'; and 2) all chemical and molecular activity is associated with absorption and emission of photons.
Despite being its own antiparticle, this special particle wouldn't be a fermion.
This is why every charged particle has an antiparticle.
When a particle and its antiparticle meet, they completely annihilate each other in a flash of pure energy.
That is why scientists have been hunting for violations of what is known as charge-parity (CP) symmetry - a central tenet of the Standard Model of particle physics, which states that the laws of physics remain unchanged even if a particle is replaced with its antiparticle, which has the opposite charge, and if its spatial coordinates are inverted.