7A55.20 - Single Photons - Pictures

Code Number:
7A55.20
Demo Title:
Single Photons - Pictures
Condition:
Excellent
Principle:
Single Photon counting
Area of Study:
Modern Physics
Equipment:
4 slide series of single photon exposure.
Procedure:

The four slides show a picture of a girl during exposure of single photons.  The first picture gives an unrecognizable object, with each successive picture  being more recognizable.

References:
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