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De Broglie Waves: Are Electrons Waves or Particles?

M. Suhail Zubairy

in Quantum Mechanics for Beginners: With Applications to Quantum Communication and Quantum Computing

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198854227
eISBN:
9780191888649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198854227.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

In 1924, de Broglie postulated that particles can behave like waves, thus complementing the observation by Einstein in 1905 that light can behave like particles. This wave–particle duality aspect for ... More


Introduction

Helmut Rauch and Samuel A. Werner

in Neutron Interferometry 2nd Edn: Lessons in Experimental Quantum Mechanics, Wave-Particle Duality, and Entanglement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198712510
eISBN:
9780191780813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712510.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

Electromagnetic optical phenomena are generally understood via Maxwell’s equations for the electric and magnetic vector fields. Neutron optical phenomena are based upon de Broglie matter waves and ... More


Time and quanta

George Jaroszkiewicz

in Images of Time: Mind, Science, Reality

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198718062
eISBN:
9780191787553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718062.003.0024
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter reviews the role of time as a parameter in quantum mechanics, rather than a dynamical variable. To emphasize this role, the chapter discusses the relationship between the Schrödinger ... More


Imaging Wavefunctions

C. Julian Chen

in Introduction to Scanning Tunneling Microscopy

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198856559
eISBN:
9780191889905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856559.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

The concept of wavefunction was introduced in the first 1926 paper by Erwin Schrödinger as the central object of the atomic world and the cornerstone of quantum mechanics. It is a mathematical ... More


Fundamentals of Thermoelectricity

Kamran Behnia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199697663
eISBN:
9780191793462
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697663.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Thermoelectricity refers to the unavoidable entanglement between electrical and thermal flows in any solid hosting mobile electrons. This book is an account of thermoelectric phenomena in metals, ... More


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