Chemistry
mdrjas
2016-04-27 02:46:57
The two-slit diffraction experiment shows how light can be treated as particles and how light waves carry the statistical information for the experiment. if we were to use a beam of electrons instead of light in the experiment, how would the results differ?
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elishakaphle
2016-04-27 04:48:04

The double-slit experiment is a famous tool to illustrate concepts within quantum mechanics. In particular it demonstrates the concept of wave-particle duality. Use of a light wave demonstrates diffraction and interference, which is a typical wave behaviour. Surprisingly, use of a beam of electrons also yields an interference pattern, showing electrons can behave like waves. 

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