We consider sequences of the form (Formula presented.) mod 1, where (Formula presented.) and where (Formula presented.) is a strictly increasing sequence of positive integers. If the asymptotic distribution of the pair correlations of this sequence follows the Poissonian model for almost all (Formula presented.) in the sense of Lebesgue measure, we say that (Formula presented.) has the metric pair correlation property. Recent research has revealed a connection between the metric theory of pair correlations of such sequences, and the additive energy of truncations of (Formula presented.). Bloom, Chow, Gafni and Walker speculated that there might be a convergence/divergence criterion which fully characterizes the metric pair correlation property in terms of the additive energy, similar to Khintchine's criterion in the metric theory of Diophantine approximation. In the present paper we give a negative answer to such speculations, by showing that such a criterion does not exist. To this end, we construct a sequence (Formula presented.) having large additive energy which, however, maintains the metric pair correlation property.
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