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Physics H: Franck-Hertz Experiment Not a Verification of the Existence of Definite Energy Quanta

Johann Marinsek
Year: 2008
Keywords: Franck-Hertz Experiment, Energy Quanta

Atoms absorb energy in precise and definite amounts because the atom is an oscillator with natural resonant frequencies. When frequencies of incident EM waves coincide with these natural frequencies, then the majority energy absorption takes place. Incident photon lumps cannot explain conceivably the energy absorption process. ?Quantisation? means natural frequencies of an oscillator and not quantised energy packets.