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    A question for the science boffs.

    Does a photon lose energy when it interacts with a surface?

    Just wondering.


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    wrong forum rather

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    Do you use vodka in hospitals as a disinfection?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kazimiera View Post
    A question for the science boffs.

    Does a photon lose energy when it interacts with a surface?

    Just wondering.
    Depends on energy levels of surface atoms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMaestro View Post
    Do you use vodka in hospitals as a disinfection?
    No. We use dishwashing liquid. We drink the vodka ourselves.

    Quote Originally Posted by pulstar View Post
    Depends on energy levels of surface atoms.
    When you say "energy levels" is it the same as "energy state" and does that in any way relate to spin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kazimiera View Post
    When you say "energy levels" is it the same as "energy state" and does that in any way relate to spin?
    I think this video will give you fair explanation:

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    Quote Originally Posted by pulstar View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kazimiera View Post
    A question for the science boffs.

    Does a photon lose energy when it interacts with a surface?

    Just wondering.

    Only if the surface is cover in filthy shit

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    Depends on the surface

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