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Can the words 'emission' and 'radiation' be used interchangeably in Quantum Physics?

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    If not, what is the difference?
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    They are fairly general terms and there is some overlap unless you specify further. For example, you could say an atom emits a photo, or it radiates a photon, and both are correct.
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    (Original post by mik1a)
    They are fairly general terms and there is some overlap unless you specify further. For example, you could say an atom emits a photo, or it radiates a photon, and both are correct.
    Oh, thanks! That's what I wanted to know.
 
 
 
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