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Hello,

 

When matter and antimater collide there is a total release of energy.

 

1) What is this energy?

 

2) what affect would it have on the second law and entropy.

 

3) would it continue to exist in the antimatter or matter realm (realm used for lack of a better word) E,g where do the fundamental particle go after the total turning of matter into energy?

 

Some speculate with an oxymoron in that it becomes anti-energy

 

Thank you

 

Alan

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Hello,

 

When matter and antimater collide there is a total release of energy.

 

1) What is this energy?

 

2) what affect would it have on the second law and entropy.

 

3) would it continue to exist in the antimatter or matter realm (realm used for lack of a better word) E,g where do the fundamental particle go after the total turning of matter into energy?

 

Some speculate with an oxymoron in that it becomes anti-energy

 

Thank you

 

Alan

 

 

The energy can be in new particles and antiparticles or photons. The reactions conform to the second law of thermodynamics — the entropy after the reaction is at least as large as before.

 

When a particle annihilates with its evil twin they are gone — the relevant properties cancel, like charge, and what does not cancel (other conserved quantities like energy and angular momentum) are carried off by the particles that are created.

 

You can create charged particles in such an interaction, but only if you have them balanced so the net charge is conserved.

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