annihilation radiation


noun Physics.

electromagnetic radiation produced by the coalescence and mutual annihilation of an atomic particle and its antiparticle, generally a positron and an electron, each pair forming two photons having a minimum energy of 0.5 million electron volts each.

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Origin of annihilation radiation

First recorded in 1960–65

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