The Primakoff effect, named after Henry Primakoff, is the resonant production of neutral pseudoscalar mesons by high-energy photons interacting with an atomic nucleus. It can be viewed as the reverse process of the decay of the meson into two photons.
The Primakoff effect also could take place in stars, and be a production mechanism of hypothetical particles, such as the axion.
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