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What happens to photons in a room after being switched off?

What happens to photons in a room after being switched off?

Postby jzz » Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:40 am

Assuming that the light source is a single incandescent light bulb, then it will be radiating in all directions in all wave-lengths. Examining this aspect a little more closely this means that the electrons in the atoms constituting the filament are emitting photons of all possible wave-lengths, in all possible directions. (According to Neo-Classical (GAT) physics theory) This process results in the photons of the virtual photon aether present in the room, lining up in the direction of propagation of the photons being emitted by the filament and the photons propagate along these lines. Thus if it is red-light at 700 nm the photons will be emitted at the rate of 430 THz and if it green light at 560 nm the photons will be emitted at the rate of 540 THz and so on. The photons will be travelling at 3 x 10 8m in the direction in which they have been emitted. Thus the space is filled with these lines of photons all travelling in different direction and all dispersing in accordance with the inverse square law. The Light will be reflected off the walls and the furniture and the bed linen, (in other words photons at various frequencies will be absorbed and re-emitted, adding to the light in the room). When the light is switched off the emission of photons immediately ceases, except perhaps for some infra red photons in the form of heat that are still being emitted by the filament. The photons since they are travelling at the speed of light are almost immediately absorbed and become quiescent. It happens very fast. This is why the room goes dark.
The question of whether frequency is related to the rate of emission/absorption by the electron, is possibly one of the most important questions facing modern physics today; namely is frequency related to the emission rate or isn't it, since the answer, either positive or negative, will result in a domino effect. While discussing this topic I hope that some latitude will be allowed in the hope that it will result in a positive outcome, or at the very least result in some thought provoking questions. In order to give this topic some meaning I have to resort to the Gestalt Aether Theory ( also called Neo-Classical Physics).
Gestalt Aether theory states that the current in a conductor ( no this is not off topic as will soon be apparent) is carried by photons and not by electrons as has been the belief in mainstream physics for a hundred years or more. When a free electron moving in a conductor emits a photon, in order to evade the Conservation of energy laws, it has to reabsorb the same or an identical photon in a time on the order of 10 -15 seconds or less. The photon that has been emitted is also in a similar position it has to be reabsorbed by an electron with a similar energy to that which has emitted it. The nearest source of such electrons are within the conductor. Therefore since the situation prevailing in the conductor viz-a-viz the photon is chaotic inside the conductor at room temperatures the situation that often results is that a photon is emitted by an electron, by the time it can be reabsorbed that particular electron has already absorbed another identical photon, so the photon that was emitted first leaves the conductor and spirals round to re-enter the conductor and be absorbed by another electron. Since the conductor like everything else is immersed in a sea of virtual photons that line up in the direction of propagation of a real emitted photon, what results is the lines of force seen around an electrical conductor. Because of the direction in which the current is moving the right hand rule and the spiral formation of the lines of force around an electrical conductor is perfectly explained by this theory. But how does this relate to the emission rate and frequency ?
Gestalt Aether Theory states that each line of force possesses the energy of one conduction photon, which happens to be 1.6 x -19 J (i.e., one electron volt). Thus if a current of 1 coulomb is flowing then it is possible to calculate that there must be 1.6 x 10 19 lines of force surrounding the conductor and that there must be 1.6 x 10 19 electrons involved in the process of emission and absorption. Note this does not indicate the rate at which photons are being emitted and absorbed by electrons per second it merely goes to show the number of lines of force and electrons involved in the process. The rate of emission can be calculated by the equation E/h = f = 214 THz . Thus each electron is emitting and absorbing photons at the rate of 2.14 x 10 14 photons second. In what way is this relevant? It is important because it shows a ball park figure for photon emission rates.
Returning once more to the question of the emission rate of photons. Let us consider for a moment the ubiquitous smart phone. It is commonplace today for smart phones to process data at the rate of several Gigabits per second. Contemplate for a moment the significance of the word process with all its connotations. It means receiving input data, arranging and ordering the data and finally outputting the result! Quite complicated. Consider now, IF an ordinary smart phone is capable of processing data at the rate of several Gigabits per second, would not an electron be capable of emitting and absorbing photons at a rate of only a few hundreds or thousands of times more at a few hundred Terahertz? The distances to be covered by an electrons oscillation in order to achieve this rate of emission and absorption are after all, on an almost unimaginably small scale. Why is it not possible ? Gestalt Aether Theory holds that it is not only possible but that it is in fact how frequency and emission are related.
By adopting this theory, everything that was vague and fuzzy in quantum mechanics is almost immediately resolved into entities possessing a sharply defined existence. For instance Planck's constant itself, has for all of its existence been considered a mere abstraction: through the linking of emission rates of photons to frequency, wave-length and energy planck's constant evolves into something that has a physical existence.
The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is at all comprehensible.
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Re: What happens to photons in a room after being switched o

Postby inertron » Sun May 14, 2017 1:24 am

How are emission/absorption rate and frequency related? Isn't this where time dilation becomes relevant? If a photon is emitted at one frequency and absorbed at another, the rate of time must have changed between the two ends of the transmission or else energy wouldn't be conserved. On the other hand, Compton scattering can occur where the energy is split between the linear acceleration of free particles and the wavelength of the altered photon. Could it be that Compton scattering is also possible within molecules and other instances of direct force-transmission? E.g. can a photon be partially absorbed by a receiving electron, and then the remainder of the energy re-emitted/scattered as momentum-change in the electron and/or atom? What if a photon is absorbed by a molecular bond electron, which initiates a reaction in which the bond is broken before reforming into the new bonds of the reaction products? Is that also a type of Compton scattering, or something else entirely? Finally, can relativity and time-dilation be applied in situations where photons are absorbed and scattered by molecular bond electrons, or do different laws govern energy-frequencies at the molecular level?
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