Can the Kerr effect influence absorption, and transmission of electrons?

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Offline Nicholas Lee

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Can the Kerr effect have a effect on absorption, and transmission, of the electron.?
Also is there any way to make electrons move to higher shell levels, without the electrons getting excited by light, and moving to higher Shell's.
Or is light absorption the only way for electrons to move to higher orbitals.
I am grateful for your help, anything helps even a few words. [:D]
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Offline Colin2B

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Can the Kerr effect have a effect on absorption, and transmission, of the electron.?
I thought it just affected spin, but perhaps someone else knows of this happening.

Also is there any way to make electrons move to higher shell levels, without the electrons getting excited by light, and moving to higher Shell's.
Or is light absorption the only way for electrons to move to higher orbitals.
I am grateful for your help, anything helps even a few words. [:D]
All sorts of energy can do t but heat is probably the easiest. If you can get metal up to just over 2000C it will emit visible light because the electrons are being temporarily boosted to higher shells. Best example of this is the tungsten filament in a light bulb - firing off photons in all directions.
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Thank you for your help, follow up question what did you mean by other energy, did you mean other em waves.
Thank you for your help

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Chemical reactions can also produce excited states.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chemiluminescence
 In weird circumstances , even crushing crystals can do it (though it's sometimes difficult to rule out electricity as an intermediate step)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triboluminescence
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