A New Look at Light

  • J. W. Robinson
Conference paper
Part of the Developments in Applied Spectroscopy book series (DAIS, volume 3)


Light rays exhibit properties which are characteristic of waves and particles. This dualistic nature has been a major stumbling block in understanding the real nature of light. As a possible explanation it is proposed that the photon is composed of two centers of electrical energy—one positive, one negative. These charges rotate around each other giving the photon rotational energy E = hv. Movement of the whole photon gives the photon translational energy. A combination of these two energies can explain many of the dualistic properties of light. Some illustrations are given.


Metal Surface Interference Fringe Compton Scattering Rotational Energy Translational Energy 
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© Chicago Section of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy 1964

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. W. Robinson
    • 1
  1. 1.Ethyl CorporationBaton RougeUSA

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