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Measurable V. Non-Measurable

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:37 am
by Zoya Mulji 1K
What wavelength values from De Broglie's equation indicate whether or not a particle or electron has detectable wavelength properties?

Re: Measurable V. Non-Measurable

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:49 am
by Fiona Latifi 1A
If the De Broglie wavelength value is greater than 10^-15, it is measurable.

Re: Measurable V. Non-Measurable

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:59 am
by Victoria Li 1L
Any de Broglie wavelength less than 10–15 is typically not going to have experimentally detectable wavelike properties, making it more particle-like.

Re: Measurable V. Non-Measurable

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:28 pm
by Eunice Nguyen 4I
A particle with a De Broglie wavelength less than 10^-15m does not have detectable wave-like properties.

Re: Measurable V. Non-Measurable

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:34 pm
by Arianna Perea 3H
In his example in class, how come it was not measurable if it was 10^-38?

Re: Measurable V. Non-Measurable

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:55 pm
by Vuong_2F
^ Because 10^-38 is a smaller value than 10^-15, therefore it is not measurable.