Definition of Pair creation

1. Noun. 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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Literary usage of Pair creation

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1. Computing Radiation Dosimetry: CRD 2002, Workshop Proceedings, Sacavém by OECD Nuclear Energy Agency, Instituto Tecnologico e Nuclear (2004)
"At high photon energies, the pair creation may be the predominant photon interaction process. In this case the photon interacts with the field of an atomic ..."

2. National Accounts of OECD Countries: V.2 by OECD Staff, SourceOECD (Online service) (2004)
"At high photon energies, the pair creation may be the predominant photon interaction process. In this case the photon interacts with the field of an atomic ..."

3. A Physicist's Labour in War and Peace: Memoirs 1933-1999 by E. Walter Kellermann (2004)
"... pair creation. Cloud chamber photograph by Blackett and Occhialini. The tracks of the two particles appearing demonstrate the creation of particles of ..."

4. Physics of More Than 11 Years of COSY-11 by Przerwa, Joanna, Grzonka, Dieter, Klaja, Pawel, Moskal, Pawel, Oelert, Walter (2007)
"The (ss) quark pair creation provides a clean signal of the reaction dynamics since there are no strange valence quarks in the proton-proton entrance ..."

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