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Where do photons come from

  1. Oct 29, 2005 #1
    are photons only generated from vibrating electrons? only from atomic transitions?
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  3. Oct 29, 2005 #2

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    Any accelerating charge produces electromagnetic radiation. This can be protons too (as during production of gamma rays).
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    Most nuclear reactions involve gamma ray production.
  5. Oct 30, 2005 #4
    Particle - Antiparticle annihilation produces photons in the gamma region of the spectrum.
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