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New experiments call for a continuous absorption alternative to the photon model
Author(s): Eric Stanley Reiter
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Paper Abstract

A famous beam-split coincidence test of the photon model is described herein using gamma-rays instead of the usual visible light. A similar a new test was performed using alpha-rays. In both tests, coincidence rates greatly exceed chance, leading to an unquantum effect. In contradiction to quantum theory and the photon model, these new results are strong evidence of the long abandoned accumulation hypothesis, also known as the loading theory. Attention is drawn to assumptions applied to past key-experiments that led to quantum mechanics. The history of the loading theory is outlined, and a few equations for famous experiments are derived, now free of wave-particle duality. Quantum theory usually works because there is a subtle difference between quantized and thresholded absorption.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 September 2015
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 9570, The Nature of Light: What are Photons? VI, 95700P (10 September 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2186071
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Eric Stanley Reiter, Unquantum Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9570:
The Nature of Light: What are Photons? VI
Chandrasekhar Roychoudhuri; Al F. Kracklauer; Hans De Raedt, Editor(s)

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