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Photons and particle interaction

  1. May 9, 2004 #1
    I wonder how the radiation will interact with matter on a hypothetical place where the atoms have no electrons. Will the photons and particles will interact with matter to produce any effects like that on earth.

    I dont think there will be any compton effect, photoelctric effect, pair production, ionization etc. Only effect i could think of is nuclear fission or fusion.
    Anyone else has any thoughts on this ?
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  3. May 9, 2004 #2
    I'm pretty sure that momments after the Big Bang, there were particles without electrons, do to the extremely high amount of energy. Maybe read some books on that, or conduct a query on google.

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  4. May 10, 2004 #3


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    Some nuclides have excited states. There has been some discussion about Hf-172 being used as an energy source this way.
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