Posts Tagged ‘photons’

Quantum field theory

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The ability of particles possessing mass and charge to be annihilated, and charge carriers such as photons to be absorbed by such particles could be argued to make it difficult to view quanta as something fundamental.

Photons out of empty space

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Photons out of empty space Michael Brooks based on Chris Wilson et al, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg New Scientist, 19 November 2011 A recent experiment by Chris Wilson et al at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg serves to substantiate the prediction that energy in the form of photons could be derived from empty space. The prediction was based on uncertainty principle, which does not permit permanent zero energy, but specifies a fluctuation between zero and a Read more […]