Pair production
Pair production Pair" pro*duc"tion (Physics) The simultaneous creation of a particle and its antiparticle, such as an electron and positron, from a photon; -- usually due to its interaction with the strong field near a nucleus. [PJC]

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  • pair production — n. a process whereby a gamma ray having an energy greater than 1.02 MeV is converted into an electron and positron pair in the strong electric field of a nucleus …   English World dictionary

  • Pair production — Light–matter interaction Low energy phenomena …   Wikipedia

  • pair production — Physics. the simultaneous creation of a particle and its antiparticle by a nucleus or particle in an excited state, as when a photon is absorbed. [1930 35] * * * Formation of an electron and a positron from high energy electromagnetic radiation… …   Universalium

  • pair production — porų susidarymas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. pair creation; pair formation; pair production vok. Paarbildung, f; Paarerzeugung, f rus. образование пар, n; рождение пар, n pranc. création de paires, f; formation des paires, f;… …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • pair production — noun the transformation of a gamma ray photon into an electron and a positron when the photon passes close to an atomic nucleus • Syn: ↑pair creation, ↑pair formation • Hypernyms: ↑natural process, ↑natural action, ↑action, ↑activity …   Useful english dictionary

  • pair production — /ˈpɛə prədʌkʃən/ (say pair pruhdukshuhn) noun 1. the simultaneous creation of a positron and an electron as the result of the interaction between a high energy photon or particle and the field of an atomic nucleus. 2. the simultaneous creation of …   Australian English dictionary

  • pair production — noun Date: 1934 the transformation of a quantum of radiant energy simultaneously into an electron and a positron when the quantum interacts with the intense electric field near a nucleus …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pair production — noun Physics the conversion of a gamma ray into an electron and a positron …   English new terms dictionary

  • pair-production cross-section — poros susidarymo skerspjūvis statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. pair creation cross section; pair generation cross section; pair production cross section vok. Paarbildungsquerschnitt, m; Paarbildungswirkungsquerschnitt, m rus. парное… …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • pair-production coefficient — porų susidarymo koeficientas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. pair creation coefficient; pair production coefficient vok. Paarbildungskoeffizient, m rus. коэффициент образования пар, m pranc. coefficient de la production de paires, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

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