Detectable Electron Wavelength

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Claire Guo 1B
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Detectable Electron Wavelength

Postby Claire Guo 1B » Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:02 pm

What is the smallest wavelength an electron can have before it is no longer detectable?

Gary Qiao 1D
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Re: Detectable Electron Wavelength

Postby Gary Qiao 1D » Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:17 pm

I think anything generally shorter than 10^-18 m for wavelength

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Re: Detectable Electron Wavelength

Postby Maria Solis Disc 1G » Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:17 pm

In the lecture the professor said that gammas rays were the lowest, for sure, measured wavelength at 10^-12, but that anything below 10^-15 was unlikely, and that anything below 10^-18 was undetectable. He said that on the quizzes and test though, the answers were going to be obviously small, at around 10^-30.


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