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Interaction of matter and radiation

  1. Aug 13, 2014 #1
    To whom is able to answer this:
    I think that when radiant energy get in contact with matter three basic phenomena take place:
    1.- Transmission
    2.- Reflection
    3.-Absorption and emission
    I think this three basic phenomena enclose all phenomena that can occur after the interaction
    I wait for your answer
    With all the best
    Marco Uscanga
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  3. Aug 14, 2014 #2


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    Why did you lump absorption and emission? Either could occur independent of the other.
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