Quanta of the other three forces

1. Nov 19, 2011

San K

a photon is the smallest quanta of electromagnetic (em) interaction

is em an energy field? or is it is a force?

assuming its a force:

Is quantum phenomena (such as single particle interference, quantum entanglement) exhibited by the quanta for the remaining three forces.

(i.e: strong interaction (quarks, gluons), weak interaction and gravity (graviton))

Note: I am aware of one, i.e. weak interaction (in radioactive decay) there is quantum probabilistic phenomena at play.

assuming its an energy field:

would other energy forms such as heat, kinetic energy also have quanta of energy?
is the em/photon convertible to other forms of energy such as heat etc?

on a separate note:

when a electron jumps down an orbit around the nucleus its emits a photon.

thus a photon is the energy difference between the two orbits.....it must be convertible to other energy forms...say heat etc...

Last edited: Nov 19, 2011