What happens when a photon hits an atom?

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Offline CZARCAR

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What happens when a photon hits an atom?
« on: 02/06/2012 16:49:25 »
massless? wave can go thru the space, or hit an electron, or hit the nucleus particles or spaces between them? whats with the quantum thing?............thanx 8
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Re: photon hits an atom?
« Reply #1 on: 02/06/2012 17:53:27 »
massless? wave can go thru the space, or hit an electron, or hit the nucleus particles or spaces between them? whats with the quantum thing?............thanx 8
Are you asking about how quantum properties apply to photons? If so then please see the part by Antipa in the following page
http://home.comcast.net/~peter.m.brown/sr/einsteins_box.htm

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Re: photon hits an atom?
« Reply #2 on: 06/06/2012 13:17:37 »
It is observed that the total energy of individual photons is always based on the frequency of the photon and all photons of the same frequency have exactly the same total energy
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