Accession Number : AD0666821

Title :   THE PHOTOELECTRIC EFFECT WITHOUT PHOTONS,

Corporate Author : MIAMI UNIV CORAL GABLES FLA CENTER FOR THEORETICAL STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Lamb,Willis E. , Jr. ; Scully,Marlan O.

Report Date : FEB 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : A misconception which most physicists acquire in their formative years is that the photoelectric effect requires the quantization of the electromagnetic field for its explanation. This report shows that the photoelectric effect may be completely explained without invoking the concept of 'light quanta.'

Descriptors :   (*PHOTOELECTRIC EFFECT, QUANTUM THEORY), EDUCATION, ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION, PHOTONS, ATOMIC ENERGY LEVELS, EXCITATION, IONIZATION, PERTURBATION THEORY

Subject Categories : Electricity and Magnetism
      Quantum Theory and Relativity

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE