Wave Properties of Electrons

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Cynthia Pinedo 1C
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Wave Properties of Electrons

Postby Cynthia Pinedo 1C » Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:11 pm

What are the wave-like properties?

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Re: Wave Properties of Electrons

Postby 604807557 » Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:28 pm

A wave like property that electrons have is the discrete atomic energy levels. Another wave like property that electrons have is the diffraction of electrons from crystal planes in solid materials.

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Re: Wave Properties of Electrons

Postby Stephanie tran 1J » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:31 pm

The wave properties of electrons were discovered through the results of the photoelectric effect and diffraction experiments. Not only did they discover the wave-like properties of electrons, but they also discovered that electromagnetic radiation is particlelike and wavelike. This led towards the acceptance of wave-particle duality as the properties of waves and particles blend together. This led towards Broglie's proposal that all particles have wavelike properties.

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Re: Wave Properties of Electrons

Postby Manasvi Paudel 1A » Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:10 pm

If an electron didn't have wavelike properties, in the photoelectric experiment, the electron would go through the small hole and travel straight. However, because the electron has wavelike properties, it hit several different locations. An example of wavelike properties would be fields oscillating in direction and strength with a frequency.

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