Photons and Electrons

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Kimberly Bauer 4E
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Photons and Electrons

Postby Kimberly Bauer 4E » Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:02 pm

Does one photon always interact with only one electron?

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Re: Photons and Electrons

Postby DTingey_1C » Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:04 pm

Yes it is a one-to-one reaction. Increasing the intensity of a wave increases the electron interaction because the amount of photons is increased.

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Re: Photons and Electrons

Postby Indy Bui 1l » Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:53 pm

Yes, electrons generally interact with only One proton. Electrons are only ejected if the protons have enough energy, this is gained through increasing the frequency of light, not just the intensity. Once the threshold is passed, increasing intensity produces more photons and more photons interact with electrons, but its still a one to one interaction.

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