Can electrons, or other real particles for that matter, interact with virtual particles? Do virtual particles ever come into existence in between the electron's energy levels of an atom? Is there actually a vaccum between electron energy levels of an atom or is this an abstract representation? Lastly, do virtual particles come into existence in solid matter in the vacuum between atoms and molecules? I am a little sketchy on how a guage field jumps from one electron to another and what that really means. Is it possible that an electron moves from point A to point B not by classical momentum, but by a series of state transitions resulting from interaction with a field of virtual particles in which the start and ending state of the transition is an electron? So really the electron isn't really moving, but being destroyed and recreated in new positions until it reaches point B.