pair creation

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Synonyms for pair creation

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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This is one (rather roundabout) way of seeing that the purely magnetic EHL has no imaginary part and does not give rise to pair creation.
Second, in the tunneling picture it can be interpreted as the correction to the Schwinger pair creation rate due to the pair being created with a negative Coulomb interaction energy at a definite distance, taking the Coulomb interaction into account at the one-photon exchange level [24].
However, neither [26] nor [24] made this point, perhaps because the Schwinger pair creation rate is a rather peculiar quantity.
Caption: FIGURE 4: Feynman diagrams contributing to 2-loop Schwinger pair creation.
However, the simple picture presented in the previous paragraphs and in Section 2 concerning pair creation modifies that view significantly.