Definition of pair production in English:

pair production

Syllabification: pair pro·duc·tion


The conversion of a radiation quantum into an electron and a positron.
More example sentences
  • The fact that pair production always results in equal numbers of particles and antiparticles poses a cosmological question: why is antimatter so rare?
  • Pair production is an important photon interaction process at high energies.
  • Several experimental arrangements have been used to study pair production in targets using the photons emitted by radioactive sources.

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