Input energy is required in order to produce an electron-positron pair from the vacuum.
This might suggest that these particles are being rescued from a low energy level, and that as such there is not very much actual energy being stored in the bound state.
This view changes when we examine how an electron and a positron could possibly be bonded together in a stable lattice in the first place.
This article introduces the very important distinction between a
compressed orbit and an uncompressed orbit, and it is suggested that the
background inertial and luminiferous medium is a store of centrifugal
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