An electron in orbit is a shell, the position of it is the probability density function of that shell, hence it's perfectly acceptable to describe it as a wave. Nature and man have both created magnetic fields to channel and contain them, whereupon they exhibit properties pertaining to mass (as per the calculation of rest mass) but they can still be described as waves within that field - all particles have a subsequent field - Higgs - LHC - present...
I haven't suggested that "it is the mass collision which releases the gamma photon and a [positron]", I only suggested that the proton being more massive is where the comparison ends wrt photons.
Entanglement is very nice, Einstein didn't think so, but it's still irrelevant when the neutrinos apparently change "flavour" (type) not spin whilst in flight between mediums.
Thanks for the clarification on the photon path Jon, I'm keen to understand whether the effect of gravity on the near-vacuum environment actually enhances the zero-point density whereupon the travelling photon could encounter more matter/anti-matter loop collisions in which it results in a 'bent' overall path. Perhaps the same could be true of neutrinos (having their own equivalence in anti-matter) and this is why there is a change of type, and some effect on forward propagation.
I beg to differ, I was comparing a free electron cycling in a CERN collider stream to electrons surrounding an atom. Not only do they spin they also vibrate the combination of which specify its "temperature". I susect that as electrons orbit a neucleus the near collision wth neighboring electrons invokes the "temperature" or energy band in which it orbits, add enough energy and one of the electrons changes orbit. As the electron energy or "temperature" decays, it emits a photon and falls back to a prior energy shell.
To me the idea of classic atomc theory tracks with Drs. Fenymen and Dyson as to Quantum Electro-Dynamics (QED). The biggest difference in my pov, is that electrons are not there when you measure them; but, are where when you measure them. In essence, it is the ability to measure not the presence or lack there of.
A little of "light reading", suggests that the reaction between a alpha partcle and an electron stream at a given velocity apparently results in one of the protons to decsy either into a antimuon or positron, the result appears to then be a anti-beta decay, which apparently demonstrates a 15min. life. Amazing what you learn if you have a bit of challenge and read up a bit...