Friday, March 15, 2013 8:53:53 AM
electrons will do the same thing. lolz @OldOllie: Electrons do a lot more "weird things" too! Naughty little blighters!
I read your post on the AGW thread (Mar.10 iirc) Very well done!
[quote]How can we be sure it's a single photon every time? And not 2 or 3 that then interfere?[/quote] @paperduck: iirc, there`s a gizmo that only fires 1 photon at a time. They rig it that way and it`s (apparently) easy to check if it`s working properly. The "double slit" experiments are what makes science fun!
Thursday, March 14, 2013 11:26:22 PM
How can we be sure it's a single photon every time? And not 2 or 3 that then interfere? The photomultiplier is detecting single photons. Perhaps the best way to visualize it is that the photon travels as a wave, but it interacts as a particle. That`s not exactly what`s going on, but it`s the best way I know to explain it.
If you think that`s weird, electrons will do the same thing.