On the four-photon annihilation of the electron-positron pairs

  • A. M. FrolovEmail author
  • D. M. Wardlaw
Atomic Physics


The four-photon annihilation of electron-positron pairs is considered. In our treatment the energies of the colliding particles can be arbitrary. We also discuss the lower-energy limit of the cross-section of three-photon annihilation of the (e-, e+)-pair.


Feynman Diagram Photon Annihilation Arbitrary Energy Outer Variable Incident Positron 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of Western OntarioLondonCanada

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