Wavelike properties of protons

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Isabel Day 1D
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Wavelike properties of protons

Postby Isabel Day 1D » Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:23 pm

I know electrons have wavelike properties, but do protons and neutrons have wavelike properties as well?

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Re: Wavelike properties of protons

Postby AronCainBayot2K » Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:34 pm

Yes, protons, neutrons, and electrons all have wavelike properties. Based on De Broglie's Equation, any moving particle with moment has wavelike properties, thus neutrons and protons would fit this property.

Noah Canio 3C
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Re: Wavelike properties of protons

Postby Noah Canio 3C » Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:39 pm

I agree with the post above, typically really small objects with momentum have perceivable wave-like properties. One exception to this is a photon. Despite it not having a mass, it can still have momentum. The reason as to why this is goes beyond the scope of this class, but because a photon can have momentum, it can display wave-like properties.

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