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why does a photon split into an electron and an antiproton when it strikes a heavy nucleus? please explain in detail

why does a photon split into an electron and an antiproton when it strikes a heavy nucleus?
please explain in detail

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vignesh
7 Points
7 years ago
I think you have got the question wrong there. Photons are packets/quanta of energy. They are not conventional particles like protons or electrons. So they can’t split into them like that.
Rahul Jiji George
42 Points
7 years ago
i am quite sure the q is right
K Keerthirajan
38 Points
7 years ago
Actually photon does not split into an electron and an antiproton.
But, The neutrino theory of light is the proposal that the photon is a composite particle formed of a neutrinoantineutrino pair. It is based on the idea that emissionand absorption of a photon corresponds to the creation and annihilation of a particle–antiparticle pair. The neutrino theory of light is not currently accepted as part of mainstream physics, as according to the standard model the photon is an elementary particle, a gauge boson.

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