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