View Full Version : Do photons adhere to each other?

Attiyah Zahdeh
2006-Nov-08, 07:05 AM
Do photons adhere to each other?
Do photons travel in the light beam while forming a straight "chain"?
If the state is this, how do they achieve this adherance?
Can an individual photon absorb another one and re-emit it as electrons do?

Kaptain K
2006-Nov-08, 08:02 AM
No. They are independent of each other. Two photons, of the proper energy, can interact. For example, two 511 kev gamma rays can can interact to produce an electron and a positron.

2006-Nov-08, 08:09 AM
Why ask things when you are not going to accept the answer like in every other thread?

2006-Nov-08, 08:20 AM
Kaptain K is right. No! photons do not combine or adhere to each other. They are not mater. Energy or a small part of the visible spectrum is light. There is another thread here asking about where the photons go.... They just go. and go and go on going...... lol