I have read this question:
To your question, yes, positrons are just as good as electrons for carrying a charge. There is no difference between "positron electricity" and "electron electricity".That is, electrons moving left to right is the same current as a positive charge like protons or positrons moving right to left.
Now electric shock is caused by an electric current flowing through our body.
Electrical injury is a physiological reaction caused by electric current passing through the body.
Now this is where it gets confusing because the electric current is defined with electrons usually or ions.
An electric current is the rate of flow of electric charge past a point:2:622 or region.:614 An electric current is said to exist when there is a net flow of electric charge through a region.:832 In electric circuits this charge is often carried by electrons moving through a wire. It can also be carried by ions in an electrolyte, or by both ions and electrons such as in an ionized gas (plasma).
Now specifically, it says that it is often carried by electrons moving through a wire or ions in an electrolyte, or both. But it is not talking about positrons.
Our body is full of electrons, and the flow of positrons could annihilate the electrons in our body. Without the electrons, our body would become ionized (the atoms would lose the negative charge), but would that lead to an electrical shock or zap?
- would a flow of current (made of positrons) zap us?