1B #19

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Kelly Cai 4D
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1B #19

Postby Kelly Cai 4D » Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:40 am

Protons and neutrons have nearly the same mass. How different are their wavelengths? Calculate the wavelength of each particle when traveling 2.75 * 10^5 m/s in a particle accelerator and report the difference as a percentage of the wavelength of the neutron.

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Re: 1B #19

Postby SnehinRajkumar1L » Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:52 am

Use the De Broglie wavelength equation to solve for the wavelengths of both. Then, divide the wavelength of the neutron by the proton's so that you get the percentage.

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Re: 1B #19

Postby Ashley Tran 2I » Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:08 pm

The de Broglie wavelength equation relates h to p and p is equal to mass times velocity. Therefore you can substitute p (momentum) for the mass of the proton/neutron and the velocity is the same for either particle (as given in the prompt). h is Planck's constant.

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