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Re: starship-design: Casimir-Foreward balloon

Connor & everybody else,
	I have a question about the 'phosphor' inside the balloon, and
about phosphorescent materiels in general.  Apparently, a phosphor absorbs
a high-energy photon, and re-emits low energy photons.  Could someone say
something about how this works?  Are the photons emitted one at a time, or
all together?  What is the typical energy difference/proportion between
absorbed & emitted light.  Finally, is any energy left over?
Nels Lindberg

On Wed, 12 Jan 2000, Timothy van der Linden wrote:

> Hello Connor,
> >If they go through the back they come back out the back. The whole
> >idea is that everything that goes in comes out the back.
> Yes I understood the idea, but please tell me in detail what the path of
> the microwave or photon looks like for *both* directions. And don't forget
> to tell me why it goes that path.
> Timothy