I have a lot of quesitons relating to Photons and the Wave/Particle Nature of light. Answers to any one of my questions would be appreciated! =] Thanks in advance.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

-Can you define photons as particles of EM radiation? or "wave bundles of EM radiation?" Are photons "matter waves," wave particles, or particles that travel in waves? According to the equation: [tex]\lambda=\frac{h}{mv}[/tex]

would all particles (like gas particles) have a wave nature and therefore a wavelength related to its momentum? Can you elaborate on this? Do all solids have a wave nautre also? Are there any everyday phenomena that can exemplifly this?

-When producing a photoelectron, do the electrons actually "absorv" the photon and its energy or does the photon collide with the electron and transfer some of its energy to the electorn upon collision? (an example would be the compton shift) Is the colision perfectly ellastic?

-What is the significance of the Compton wave length?

-How are [tex]p=E\c \; and \; p=mv[/tex] related? Can someone derive or explain the concepts behind the first equation of momentum?

Thanks!

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