Definition of pair production in English:

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pair production


[mass noun] Physics
The conversion of a radiation quantum into an electron and a positron.
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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