Jump to content

Doubt about photon


Recommended Posts

8 hours ago, kidaskingquestion said:

In classical physics we know photon emits when electron move from higher to lower state but in nuclear fusion photon emits when neutron turn into proton. Is both correct?


A neutron decaying into a proton does not produce a photon; you get the neutron, proton, positron electron and neutrino antineutrino. Fusion reactions, though, can involve excited nuclei and nuclear de-excitations can produce photons. Also particle-antiparticle annihilations, as well as acceleration of charged particles, in addition to the electron (atomic) transition.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

13 hours ago, swansont said:

Yep. Misplaced the reaction under discussion..

..and you should write "free neutron". Neutrons bound in nuclei can also decay by double beta decay (rarely double beta decay neutrinoless) e.g. Uranium-238 into Plutonium-238 (it is rare decay mode). https://www.google.com/search?q=Uranium-238+double+beta+decay



Edited by Sensei
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.