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Old 11-30-2012, 00:32   #319
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Do individual light particles—i.e., photons—have a spin to them?

In other words, if I could capture individual photons coming towards me, with some kind of advanced imaging system, would I detect a spin on each one, like a bullet fired from a rifled barrel, or a well-thrown pass with a football?

Would this observed spin be consistently clockwise from my point of view, or counter clockwise?

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They do spin a little. Weird stuff
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