Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 30 - Think and Explain: 53

Answer

This is forbidden by conservation of energy.

Work Step by Step

Low-energy infrared photons cannot stimulate the emission of higher-energy visible light photons: that would violate the sacred principle of the conservation of energy. So they cannot cause fluorescence in the same way that ultraviolet photons do.
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