pair creation

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pair creation 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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Usage

In literature:

Is not the case similar with the brute creation, especially with birds which unite in pairs?
"The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love" by Emanuel Swedenborg
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In news:

Jacques Torres demonstrates chocolate made from scratch and offers wine pairings for his sweet creations.
Figure 1 shows the DAW 's output signal being sent through a pair of class-A preamps, and then to a mastering deck for adding final tweaks and getting the product ready for Red Book creation.
Big Game to host a celebration of fine tequila, cigars and paired culinary creations.
The unlikely pairing of actress Zooey Deschanel and multi-instrumentalist M. Ward turned out to be a perfect collaboration for the creation of nostalgic sixties-inspired pop tinged with folk & country touches.
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In science:

Reiterating the pair creation and the synchrotron radiation, these high-energy photons cascade into low-energy pairs.
Photon Emission in a Cascade from Relativistic Protons Initiated by Residual Thermal Photons in Gamma-Ray Bursts
Self-generated photons drastically decrease the threshold energy of pair creation (ετ ) and make inverse Compton scattering as important as the synchrotron radiation as the cooling processes of pairs.
Photon Emission in a Cascade from Relativistic Protons Initiated by Residual Thermal Photons in Gamma-Ray Bursts
In the steady state, the pair creation rate is assumed to balance with the rate of pair annihilation.
Photon Emission in a Cascade from Relativistic Protons Initiated by Residual Thermal Photons in Gamma-Ray Bursts
As discussed in section 2, if the photon density in the shocked region is sufficiently low, the pair-creation process cannot provide electron–positron pairs under energy ετ .
Photon Emission in a Cascade from Relativistic Protons Initiated by Residual Thermal Photons in Gamma-Ray Bursts
Verlinde, High energy scattering and D-pair creation in matrix string theory, Nucl.
Perturbative dynamics of matrix string for the membrane
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