A photon doesn't have an E-field at all. It is more fundamental than the E-field. It would be more appropriate to say that an E-field has photons. The description I gave is for EM waves, not photons.Originally posted by Eyesee
Thx for the explanation but I still don't understand why
if a photon has an e-field component,
Photons do affect electrons. When a photon hits an electron, both particles are scattered.it wouldn't affect an electron or a proton since the Couloumb force between
charges is supposed to be a result of the E-field.