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Originally posted by DII503
I know that a flow of electrons is electricity, but what if you had a flow of positrons? Would it be like antielectricity? And what would it do? What would the opposite of electricity do?
Originally posted by djohnsto77
A positron is an anti-electron and would annhilate with an electron if it ever contacted normal matter such as in a copper wire. In a environment composed entirely of antimatter, I guess it would exhibit properties exactly like an electron but with a positive charge, but this has never been experimentally proven. Perhaps a theoretical physicist here can add something else...
[edit on 2/15/2005 by djohnsto77]
originally posted by: UmarIbrahim
A positron can flow through p-doped elements without being annahilated. It happens in solarpanels too. Since when a photon hits a metal plate it releases positron's and electron's the p doped layer is above n doped to avoid annahilation at a large scale( yes it can not be completly avoided) but the better the layers quality the less annahilation. those are then transported to certain machines that by giving charges power a magnet which moves coils and type of converts positrons to protons( the wire from a panel to the machine is made of p type for positive and n type for negative) I hope this helps you. also, if you need more on this ask me( This is my only speciality)