Pair Production

Electromagnetic radiation interacts with matter in different ways. One way is Pair Production where a photon creates an electron–positron pair near a nucleus. For pair production to occur, the incoming energy of the interaction must be above a threshold of at least the total rest mass energy of the two particles.

Can a \(2 \; [MeV]\) photon create an electron-positron pair?

Calculate the kinectic energy of the electron-positron pair made from a \(2 \; [MeV]\) photon.

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