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Equilibrium State of an Electron-positron Pair


It is shown that a stable electron-positron pair can exist and be in equilibrium, without recombining. The unlike charges in the electron-positron pair are held apart from each other near the equilibrium position where the attractive Coulomb’s force between unlike charges and the repelling force between the spin magnetic moments balance out each other. An electron-positron pair can be considered as an oscillator consisting of two masses on a spring. The calculations of the equilibrium distance and the effective “spring constant” of an electron-positron pair are presented. We suggest that free space might be a network of interacting electrons and positrons (the matter and antimatter particles) bounded together but held from recombining by the combination of the attractive Coulomb’s forces and the repelling magnetic forces between electrons and positrons.

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