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Generation of the Photon

By Thomas Lee Abshier, ND


o The orbital electron loses a quantum of angular momentum to its local space, drops to a lower allowed quantum of angular momentum.  That differential remnant of energy forms itself into a photon and travels off tangentially to conserve the kinetic energy present at the moment of departure of the electron and photon.

o The key transaction which precipitated the generation of the photon was the divergence of the electron from its allowable quanta of angular momentum.  In other words, some force was applied to accelerate or decelerate the orbital electron, causing it to be in an orbital relationship with the nucleus, but not able to tunnel at each moment to the next spot in the orbital.  Thus, the orbital electron found itself unable to hold onto its kinetic energy magnetic field.  It was thus, a portion of this kinetic energy magnetic field that was converted into the photon when the electron was thrown out of stability.

o Normally, the orbital electron holds the angular momentum kinetic energy in close contact with itself as it moves, and it can only do this by tunneling, otherwise it would radiate energy continuously while under angular acceleration.  The only reason the orbital electron does not radiate, given that is under continuous angular acceleration is that it tunnels from one point to the next in its orbital.  

§ The nucleus with only one orbital electron will have only one very strict orbital radius.  Thus, the Bohr Atom with its well predicted orbitals with only angular momenta having integer multiples of Planck’s constant, and radii dictated by the force and distance relationship of the attraction between the two charges.  

§ This simple force-distance-radius-allowed energy relationship broke down when the forces of multiple electrons interacted together and created orbital radii that resembled the probability statistics of Schroedinger’s Wave Equation.

§ The repulsive force of all the other orbital electrons around a particular nucleus affects the movement of the orbital electron.  Thus, any particular orbital electron will follow a chaotic path, tunneling from one point to the next, charting an erratic zigzag pathway.  The electron positions may be distributed anywhere around the general path allowed by the constraints of the quantum number, and force-distance relationships of each successively added orbital electron.

§ This tunneling phenomena, and the interaction of a test particle with the orbital electron, underlies the phenomena of the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle.  God has no uncertainty about His knowledge of the position of the electron at any moment.  Rather, it is man who cannot determine where a particle is at any moment because man can only detect a particle’s position and velocity by probing it with another particle.  Thus, the Test Particle will disturb the original situation, and introduce an element of uncertainty as to the orbital electron’s position and velocity.  The two being traded back and forth for accuracy; tight accuracy on the velocity yields a correspondingly poor accuracy on the position, and vice versa.

o The nucleus attracts the electron into an orbital relationship, and given that it is a rotating mass pair, the electron has the larger velocity, because the nucleus contains a much larger mass.  

§ In a multi-electron orbital system, there is likely an opposing force on the nucleus supplied by one of the other electrons.  Thus, the movement of the nucleus, while small initially, will be further damped by the somewhat symmetric pulls of numerous electrons pulling on it in roughly opposite directions.

§ The question about the movement of the nucleus is interesting and important only to the extent that in some way the orbital energy of the electron is affected by the nucleus.  The electron must maintain its kinetic energy at exactly the correct quantum multiple, lest it lose that energy when it is in an activated state.  

§ This consideration is probably irrelevant because the electron is going to be pulled in and pushed away from the nucleus based on the force of the nucleus and all other electrons in the system.  

§ The activated electron may be stimulated to release all it energy as a high energy photon (and go to ground energy), or release a portion of its energy as a lower energy photon (and go to a lower energy allowed orbital).  This stimulus may come by the collision from an outside force.  Or, there may be some trading of energy between orbitals within the electron cloud if the transaction produced an allowed energy state.  

 Normally, a charged particle changing direction would radiate energy as a photon, but this is not the case for an electron in an orbital.  Normally the angular acceleration of a charged particle would cause it to radiate (photons) because the energy it was carrying as kinetic energy surrounding the particle could not be held in place with the rotation.