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What is the quantum of an electromagnetic wave?

  1. Apr 17, 2013 #1
    What is the quantum of an electromagnetic wave? Quantum of light is photon. What is the quantum of a gamma ray or an X-ray?
     
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  3. Apr 17, 2013 #2
    Light is electromagnetic energy. Visible light is a particular part (i.e: another frequency) of the electromagnetic spectrum. There is plenty of information on the internet.
     
  4. Apr 17, 2013 #3
    I am aware of the fact that visible light is an electromagnetic wave. Just like quantum of light is photon, what is the quantum of gamma ray or X-ray?
     
  5. Apr 17, 2013 #4

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    Visible light is an electromagnetic wave. Gamma ray is an electromagnetic wave. X-ray is an electromagnetic wave. UV is an electromagnetic wave. IR is an electromagnetic wave. RF is an electromagnetic wave.

    Thus, they all also have photons.

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  6. Apr 17, 2013 #5
    A gamma ray is a type of electromagnetic radiation/energy. X-rays are as well.
     
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