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Re: Light's interaction with matter
« Reply #25 on: 04/10/2005 00:22:19 »
In picture b, wouldn't they be facing alternate directions?  To make positive line up with negative and vice versa?
 

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Re: Light's interaction with matter
« Reply #26 on: 04/10/2005 20:44:50 »
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In picture b, wouldn't they be facing alternate directions? To make positive line up with negative and vice versa?

If you look at  image “a” , you will find that in this image the photons are aligned in the manner you suggest , positive to negative etc.,. The reason that the photons in Image “b” are lined up as depicted is because they form part of a composite wave. In order to make this clear , it is necessary to return to the question of how current flows across an open circuit ( i.e., a capacitor ) , since the existence of photons was not then known , Maxwell had postulated that the current across an open circuit was due to a ‘displacement’ current  formed by alternating electric and  magnetic fields. However , it is highly likely that in the event he had been aware of the existence of photons and of their role as mediators of energy between electrons, he would have stated that the current was carried across the gap by  photons. In the thread in this forum entitled :  On the propagation  of light ( in two parts )  , I had put forward the possibility  of the existence of a  “virtual photon field”  (“aether”) to explain the results of the Double Slit experiment with single electrons. These two circumstances , the conduction of electricity by photons and the existence of a “virtual photon field “ ,  taken together would explain all phenomenon to do with electricity , electric fields , magnetic fields , electromagnetic fields , light and gravity , in a single theory called the “Gestalt Theory”. Consider the situation if photons actually carried electrical energy , we know that the photon in question would have to  be of fairly low energy (about 1.3 eV. ) because it would have to be absorbed and emitted either by free electrons or by loosely bound valence electrons .  Normally the Pauli Exclusion Principle states that free electrons within a conductor are forbidden from emitting or absorbing photons because they would be unable to cope with the forces of recoil on the other hand the Heisenberg Uncertainty Relation states that if a reaction takes place fast enough , it is allowed by the Conservation Laws. Thus a free electron which emits a “conduction “ photon , is in need of immediately absorbing a photon of exactly the same energy it has emitted. In the same way the emitted photon needs to be absorbed by an electron missing exactly the same energy that it possesses . The nearest source of such electrons are within the conductor. Thus those conduction photons which are not absorbed ( i.e give up their energy )in the conduction process , circle back through the air ( at the speed of light )  by means of chains of linked virtual photons , which align themselves in the direction of propagation of the real photon. One real photon for each linked chain of  virtual photons.These linked chains of "virtual" Photons coprresspond to the lines of force we see around magnets and when a current flows through a conductor. If the connection is broken , the photons no longer have access to the electrons in the conductor , they re-orient themselves in the parallel formation ( image “b”)  and leave the conductor ( at the speed of light )  in closed loops. Thus the energy of the single real photon is shared between all the “virtual” photons forming the linked chain. Thus all wave-lengths above those of visible light are composite waves , made up of multiple photons. This explains how , the energy of such wave lengths varies and also how an electron can emit wave-lengths several kilometers long
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