Clarification on particle vs wave properties

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Ellen Amico 2L
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Clarification on particle vs wave properties

Postby Ellen Amico 2L » Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:36 pm

Can someone clarify or give examples of what the particle properties of an electron are and what its wavelike properties are? I feel like there are certain experiments that show each but I'm confused on what these properties are.

Maia_Jackson_2C
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Re: Clarification on particle vs wave properties

Postby Maia_Jackson_2C » Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:40 pm

The main property of waves that I understood was diffraction patterns displayed when electrons passed through a crystal. It might help to look up a picture or diagram of this also.

MaggieHan1L
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Re: Clarification on particle vs wave properties

Postby MaggieHan1L » Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:02 pm

I think that many things have wavelike properties but they aren't really detectable such as when they are smaller than 10^-15 and then you say they have more particle like properties

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Re: Clarification on particle vs wave properties

Postby pauline young 1L » Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:21 pm

Because electrons are quantized (have fixed locations) and since light can interfere and diffract it can be said that light has wave like properties. Photoelectric effect (shows that when light is shone onto a metal surface, electrons could be ejected) shows the particle side of the duality for light.


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