...Beauty, cleaning, DIY tips and more - free to join!
   Login   Contact us   Site map   Puzzle Club   Ask a question    Newsletter

Can energy be converted into mass?

Mass can be converted into energy is a world known phenomenon, can the vise versa be true ? if true show an example.
Question asked by: siddiq_vnr

Asked on: 16 Apr 2009

Yes, energy can indeed be converted into mass. The classic example of this, of course, is the big bang.

You need loads and loads of energy to create a little mass, so in the modern world mass in the form of particles is only created when there is a huge amount of energy.

However, where there is lots of energy, particles can be created. For instance, when you smash simple particles together with enough energy, the huge amount of energy available can allow particles to be created as happens in particle accelerators etc

By: knowitall
Replied at: 18 Apr 2009
star star star star star
Average rating for this answer is 5 / 5

Rate Answer
Comment or provide your answer to this question

Comments and other answers:

I think i have an answer to your question. simple eplanition of converting mass into energy back into mass
By: drmplank

Date of comment: Sat, Sep 11th 2010

Imposible. energy can cause force but not mass.mass is something and force is another
By: 3asfour

Date of comment: Thu, May 20th 2010

Ask a New Question

Find out more about Physics

Physics Questions and Answers

miscellaneous physics Questions and Answers

Next question: what is smell? is it a form of energy?or what makes materials giving different smell?

Become a Member! It's Free >>>

Share on Facebook: On Twitter: TwitterTweet this!

Question Keywords

mass  converted  energy  

More Questions:

If Two Protons Are Removed From An Oxygen Nucleus, The Result Is?
Is It Possible To Combine (a) Two Equal, (b) Two Unequal Vectors To Give A Zero Resultant?
What Explanations Are There For The Mass Of The Universe?
Cheetah Speed
Why Can Only Light Travel At The Speed Of Light?