Is the electron a photon with toroidal topology?

Discussion in 'Physics' started by socratus, Nov 24, 2013.

  1. socratus

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  2. Wendy

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    Nope. After an electron emits a photon (or absorbs one) the base electron is still there, just at a higher or lower energy level. This by itself establishes they are not the same, though related.
     
  3. alfacliff

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    and the latest test for the shape of an electron says its spherical. its been on yahoo schience news last week and this week.
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