4 posts • Page 1 of 1
In lecture, we learned that electromagnetic radiation, specifically waves of electric fields, can interact with electrons when passing through an atom, and excite them. I was wondering what about the magnetic field waves? Do they have any effect on electrons and what are these effects?
All we have learned so far is with the spectroscopic analysis, electromagnetic radiation can excite atoms. We do know that the energy of electrons are quantized to the energy of light being absorbed or emitted. I wouldn't worry about magnetic fields just yet, just focus on light at least for this class.
Who is online
Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest