Description of the Overall Electromagnetic Spectrum in Terms of Discrete Theoretical Bands
|Title||Description of the Overall Electromagnetic Spectrum in Terms of Discrete Theoretical Bands|
|Author(s)||Robert J Heaston|
|Keywords||electromagnetic spectrum, Compton wavelength, Bohr radius|
|Journal||Proceedings of the NPA|
The normal interpretation of the electromagnetic spectrum is a continuum defined by the Planck energy relationship. A different ex-planation starts with the classical radius of the electron, the Compton wavelength, and the Bohr radius. These three lengths may be related as follows. Any wavelength is equal to the Compton wavelength divided by the fine structure constant to the power. Consequently, -2 gives the classical radius, 0 is the Compton wavelength, and 2 is the Bohr radius, or minimum Bohr orbit. The maximum atomic orbit occurs at 4. The electromagnetic spectrum is composed of gamma rays (0 to 2), x-rays (2 to 4), ultraviolet (4 to 6), infrared (6 to 8), millimeter waves (8 to 10), and the Radio Spectrum with a one-band overlap (9 to 19). The electromagnetic spectrum may be extended at the high frequency end by another 21 bands to the Planck scale and extended on the low frequency end by 17 bands to the size of the Universe. The three sections define a universal spectrum.