What happens to the positron after positron emission (beta plus decay)?
The positron collides with an electron and is converted into energy.
Positron emission is a type of radioactive decay in which a proton inside a radioactive nucleus is converted into a neutron while releasing a positron and an electron neutrino (
In water, the positron will travel about 2.4 mm before it hits an electron.
An electron is the antimatter counterpart of a positron.
When the two particles collide, they immediately destroy each other.
They are converted into two high-energy gamma rays moving directly away from each other.