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I still have another mystery to solve.Quantum theory gives an explanation of how photons are emitted from atoms when an electron drops from a higher energy level to a lower one. What happens when the energy level is so high that an electron cannot fall to a lower energy level? Is there a temperature at which electrons are no longer bound by their nuclei? I have read that at extremely high temperatures atoms lose their outer electron shells. If there are no electrons available to fall to a lower energy level, does that mean than an atom cannot emit photons? The particles leaving sunspots are invisible. They do not apparently emit electromagnetic radiation in a manner that makes them visible. We know that unneutralised protons exist in the solar wind at an average density at Earth's orbit of 5 per cc. Is there a way for bare protons to emit light or any other form of electromagnetic radiation?I have the feeling that when temperatures get high enough for electrons to leave their atoms altogether, the nuclei they leave behind have no means of causing electromagnetic radiation. If electromagnetic radiation is not produced it could be an indication of heat at extremely high temperatures that can't be measured.
" I speculate that there is abundant energy in the ultra short wavelength end of the electromagnetic spectrum in the 'dark' regions of sunspots."Your speculation is at odds with, or at least unsupported by, the evidence.
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