SciContest! Why can't matter be made of photons?

Discussion in 'Physics & Math' started by BenTheMan, Aug 11, 2008.

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  1. John Connellan Valued Senior Member

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    I am not sure if the following paper is where I have read about it but it is helping me recall alright. I think it had to do with single-photon pair production.

    http://www.astea.ch/physik/pdfs/pairprod.pdf
     
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  3. Vern Registered Senior Member

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    Nice paper; I can see how you might think of curling a photon around a nucleon.
     
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  5. bolonny Registered Member

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    i thought photons were magnetic particles
     
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  7. AlphaNumeric Fully ionized Moderator

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    They are quanta in the electromagnetic field. This is a 3 year old thread which you've bumped so I'm going to close it. If anyone wants to continue the discussion please start a new thread.
     
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