de Broglie and neutrons


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Jenaye Brelland 2L
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de Broglie and neutrons

Postby Jenaye Brelland 2L » Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:56 pm

Can we use De Broglie's equation for neutrons?

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Re: de Broglie and neutrons

Postby Valerie Doan 3K » Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:58 pm

Yes, de Broglie's equation can be used for anything that has a mass and velocity, even larger objects like basketballs!

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Re: de Broglie and neutrons

Postby Geethika Janga 2J » Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:01 pm

Yes, the De Broglie equation can used for neutrons. I think it can be used for any particle with mass, you can even use it to calculate the wavelength of a moving object.

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Re: de Broglie and neutrons

Postby Rayna Irving 3H » Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:23 pm

Yes, because it has a measurable mass, even if it seems really small, therefore the equation is applicable here.

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Re: de Broglie and neutrons

Postby Linette Choi 2D » Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:24 pm

Yes! De Broglie's equation is most commonly used to describe the wave nature of electrons, but can be used for any particle with mass.

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Re: de Broglie and neutrons

Postby Valerie Doan 3K » Sat Oct 31, 2020 3:07 pm

Yup! Here is a summary of what equations can be used for certain particles.

--> only for photon
--> only for photon
--> anything that has a mass and velocity (eg: electrons) so NO PHOTONS
--> anything that has a mass and velocity so again NO PHOTONS
--> only for electrons (absorption and emission)
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Jasraj Parmar 3H
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Re: de Broglie and neutrons

Postby Jasraj Parmar 3H » Sat Oct 31, 2020 3:25 pm

Yes, De Brogile’s equation can be used for neutrons. It can also be used for protons in addition. Since you know the mass of protons and neutrons you can use the De Brogile’s equation.

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Re: de Broglie and neutrons

Postby gillian1J » Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:16 am

The de Broglie equation can be used with anything that has mass. So it can be used on neutrons, electrons, protons, and macroscopic objects like baseballs, but it can't be used on photons since light doesn't have mass. For light you'll need to use other equations.

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Re: de Broglie and neutrons

Postby Chris_Butler_1A » Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:05 pm

Valerie Doan 3K wrote:Yup! Here is a summary of what equations can be used for certain particles.

--> only for photon
--> only for photon
--> anything that has a mass and velocity (eg: electrons) so NO PHOTONS
--> anything that has a mass and velocity so again NO PHOTONS
--> only for electrons (absorption and emission)


I apologize, so we can only use the final equation for electrons because it specifically helps us find the spectral positions of the electrons correct? And I believe we can also use the Rydberg Equation to do the same, albeit with one less step.


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