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I Photon absorption by electron

  1. Mar 6, 2016 #1
    Can an electron absorb a photon and jump to a higher orbit if the next level is already full of electrons? please explain what happens and also link info that might help me with electron/ photon interaction. I have many questions. Thanks
     
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  3. Mar 6, 2016 #2

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    It cannot, via the Pauli Exclusion principle and the Fermi-Dirac statistics.

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