Antipairticle

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Illustration o electric chairge o pairticles (left) an antipairticles (richt). Frae tap tae bottom; electron/positron, proton/antiproton, neutron/antineutron.

Correspondin tae maist kynds o pairticles, thare is an associatit antimatter antipairticle wi the same mass an opposite chairge (includin electric chairge). For example, the antipairticle o the electron is the positively chairged positron, which is produced naiturally in certain teeps o radioactive decay.