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Relationship between photons and electromagnetic waves derived from classical radio principles

Jennison, R.C. (1999) Relationship between photons and electromagnetic waves derived from classical radio principles. IEE Proceedings - Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation, 146 (1). pp. 91-93. ISSN 1350-2417. E-ISSN 1359-706X. (doi:10.1049/ip-map:19990139) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

A study of the radiation from toroidal aerial systems has shown that the displacement current and vector potential are always emitted in phase-closed loops. The minimal configuration is a 'figure of eight' displacement current. On the assumption that these entities may represent photons, the system is linearly translated to the wavelength of pair production. This provides a relationship that is applicable at all frequencies and involves the fine structure constant. It is shown that. at the moment of reception or reflection, the electrical component of a photon is equivalent to a virtual electron-positron pair spaced apart by half a wavelength in the direction of the Poynting vector, and the Maxwellian treatment remains valid.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1049/ip-map:19990139
Uncontrolled keywords: Electromagnetic waves: theory; Antenna theory; Electromagnetic wave propagation
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK7800 Electronics (see also: telecommunications)
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Depositing User: I.T. Ekpo
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2009 13:11 UTC
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2019 12:38 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/16872 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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