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A cloud of electrons neither reflects light

  1. Nov 29, 2003 #1
    Has anyone heard the statement that a cloud of electrons neither reflects, transmits or absorbs any light therefore making it "invisiable"?

    Is this true?

    ~Uraniumbob:smile:
     
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  3. Dec 1, 2003 #2
    I've never heard that before. If anything, electrons emit light through Bremsstrahlung and light produces electron-positron pairs in an intense magnetic field. Put the two processes together and you get a really cool cascade effect. I would imagine it is quite visible if you are looking for it properly.
     
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