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When the gamma rays enter the sleeve, they interact with that photon gas, annihilating into electron-positron pairs.
The medicine worked because the photon–the quantum bundle of light and the carrier of the electromagnetic force–has no mass.Finding Higgs Boson, or God Particle, Will Resolve Scientific Mysteries|Frank Close|December 17, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Among his pastimes was designing a solar-power car, the Photon Torpedo.
"Well, you know what happens when a photon comes in contact with the atomic structure of matter," Kato said.
Or there may be an inelastic collision, when the photon hits an atom and knocks out an electron—the old photoelectric effect.
There were hundreds of scintillations, each caused by a nuclear particle or photon striking the screen.The Blue Ghost Mystery|Harold Leland Goodwin
Or, the photon may be retained for a while and emitted again relatively unchanged—the effect observed in luminous paint.