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photons interacting with atoms

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  • Mary Jo
    Bill, I don t know. I m gonna read the following:
    Message 1 of 2 , Dec 29, 2004
      Bill, I don't know. I'm gonna read the following:

      <http://www.phschool.com/science/science_news/articles/light_stands_st
      ill.html>

      <http://astro.phys.cmu.edu/stars/manuals/sun.pdf>

      Mary
      --- In existlist@yahoogroups.com, "bhvwd" <v.valleywestdental@m...>
      wrote:
      >
      > This Zurik paper is certainly thought provoking. When photons
      > interact with atoms there would seem to be an energy transfer.
      > Since the photon by definition is moving at the speed of light its
      > tiny mass could effect the quantum state of the target atom. Do
      > some cause a quantum change, some bounce off, and can we measure
      > the energies involved in such collisions. Can the uncertainty in
      > quantum reactions be resolved by energys absorbed and reflected? If
      > we look at the reaction from the standpoint of reagents rather
      than
      > positionally is it possible to quantify our observations? Bill
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