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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishquantaquan‧ta /ˈkwɒntə $ ˈkwɑːn-/ noun  x-refthe plural of quantum
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quantaHe called these bundles of energy quanta.Einstein's paper showed that you could directly observe individual quanta.The quantum model in physics contains the possibility that individual quanta can be at different energy levels.This indicates an increase in the mean number of quanta released per trial.You would still have the problem of needing a large gamma ray detector to observe several gamma ray quanta from the explosion.However later investigations showed that the quanta were indeed persistent.The quanta are individually so small that their interactions, statistically averaged, appear continuous.
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