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Language:enStatus: Standard
Term: photon
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Symbol: γ
Definition: indivisible amount of electromagnetic radiation, such that the radiation only changes in a discrete manner by one or more such amounts, that is considered as a particle of energy hν, where h is the Planck constant and ν the frequency of the radiation

NOTE 1 A photon is an elementary particle with spin quantum number 1 and zero rest mass.

NOTE 2 Photons are the mediating particles for electromagnetic interaction.


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