exhibiting wave-like properties


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Sara Lakamsani 4D
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exhibiting wave-like properties

Postby Sara Lakamsani 4D » Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:00 pm

Could someone remind me of the minimum wavelength at which a particle is said to exhibit wave-like properties?

Caitlin_Murphy_3C
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Re: exhibiting wave-like properties

Postby Caitlin_Murphy_3C » Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:07 pm

All particles are said to have wave-like properties. However, it is whether or not they are measurable that is the question. I believe it was said that wavelength is "measurable" when it anything larger than about 10^-14 m.

Zoya Mulji 1K
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Re: exhibiting wave-like properties

Postby Zoya Mulji 1K » Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:40 am

In lecture today, it was said that a particle with less than 10^-15m wavelength does not have detectable wavelength properties. If the mass is higher, it will have a smaller wavelength and therefore is more likely to only have particle-like behavior and not wave-like behavior.

nickianel_4b
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Re: exhibiting wave-like properties

Postby nickianel_4b » Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:50 pm

During the lecture when we were discussing De Broglie's equation, he said that any moving particle that has a wavelength smaller than 10^-15 m does not have detectable wavelike properties. Instead it will behave more like a particle.

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Re: exhibiting wave-like properties

Postby Natalie C 1K » Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:23 pm

in lecture, he said that any moving particle has wavelike properties with wavelength, but these wavelengths are not detectable when they are less than 10^-15m


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