Definition of Pair production
1. Noun. The transformation of a gamma-ray photon into an electron and a positron when the photon passes close to an atomic nucleus.
Generic synonyms: Action, Activity, Natural Action, Natural Process
Medical Definition of Pair production
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Literary usage of Pair production
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1. Physics of More Than 11 Years of COSY-11 by Przerwa, Joanna, Grzonka, Dieter, Klaja, Pawel, Moskal, Pawel, Oelert, Walter (2007)
"The reaction channel with the lowest threshold energy is given by the associated K + K~ meson pair production via the reaction channel pp —> ppX, X = K+K~. ..."
2. Proceedings of the Fourth Specialists Meeting on Shielding Aspects of by Nea, OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (1999)
"Electron-positron pair production pair production is simulated by means of ... The quantity ri accounts for triplet production, ie pair production in the ..."