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Change and Exchange of Rest Mass of Elementary Particles During Collisions

Zwicky, F. (1938) Change and Exchange of Rest Mass of Elementary Particles During Collisions. Physical Review, 53 (7). p. 611. ISSN 0031-899X.

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In a recent letter I suggested [1] that the possiblity of a change of rest mass of elementary particles caused by collisions should be investigated. In general the distribution of energy and of momentum among the various particles which are involved in a collision will be complicated if a change of rest mass is taken into account. In two limiting cases, however, the results may be stated in a simple manner. These two cases are (A) an exhange of the rest masses between two elementary particles, and (B) a change of the rest mass of one individual particle which passes, for instance, through the field of a nucleus.

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