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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.
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.
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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