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Author Topic:   Solar flares affect radiometric decay rates?
Percy
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Message 5 of 67 (672253)
09-05-2012 8:33 AM
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09-05-2012 1:00 AM


My bet's on solar flares affecting the measurement equipment, not radioactive decay itself.

--Percy


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Message 36 of 67 (732449)
07-07-2014 3:25 PM
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07-07-2014 7:15 AM


OS writes:

It says nothing other than the standard photoelectric effect. Photons could have been photoelectrons; but I think of photons as cycles of charge, but they are overall, negative.

I think you're confusing photons and electrons. A photon has neither mass nor charge, while an electron has both. A photoelectron is just a normal electron that has been freed due to the photoelectric effect. It is not some combination of a photon and electron.

But they aren't completely unrelated. For example, an electron will emit a photon when its energy level drops.

--Percy


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Message 45 of 67 (732815)
07-11-2014 9:02 AM
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07-10-2014 3:57 PM


I'm reminded of an old Peanuts comic strip where Charlie Brown comments that Linus is going to have to go to school twice as long as everyone else so he can unlearn everything Lucy taught him. Just where did you pick up all these odd ideas about light and electric charges?

--Percy


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