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Attraction or Absorption

  1. Sep 23, 2011 #1
    An electron absorbs a photon. Can this be termed as attraction of some kind?
     
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  3. Sep 23, 2011 #2
    not usually as the photon has no electromagnetic charge....but there is a minute gravitational attraction....
     
  4. Sep 26, 2011 #3
    So, 'what thing' facilitates this absorption. Do they just merge into each other without any underlying mechanism?
     
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