1 electron = 1 photon?

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Allan Olesen Senior Member • Posts: 3,360
Re: Repeating the question: Can 1 photon sometimes produce two electrons?

looper1234 wrote:

Allan Olesen wrote:

It seems to me that nobody is answering the very interesting question at the end of Jack Hogan's original post. So I will repeat it because I am curious about that too:

Can 1 photon sometimes produce two electrons?

from the graph the response is never exceeding 1.

But that graph shows an average for many photons. It doesn't show the possible outcomes for just one photon. If it did, there would not be any values between 0 and 1 since you can't get a half electron from exactly one photon.

Also photos are created by electrons dropping from higher energy shells to lower ones.

their energy levels are fix, the same exact amount of energy would be needed to reverse this process at the other end.

And that answers the question much better.

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