Pair Processes

  • Thierry J.-L. Courvoisier
Part of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Library book series (AAL)


A further form of interaction between photons and electrons is the creation and annihilation of electron–positron pairs. These processes are important at energies above the electron rest mass of 511 keV.


Pair Production Optical Depth Active Galactic Nucleus Compton Scattering Dark Matter Particle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thierry J.-L. Courvoisier
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  1. 1.ISDC, Data Centre for Astrophysics University of GenevaVersoixSwitzerland

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