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wave–particle duality

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry — Physics.

The concept that waves carrying energy may have a corpuscular aspect and that particles may have a wave aspect; which of the two models is the more appropriate will depend on the properties...

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The Duality of Particles and Waves: Photons

Christopher C. Gerry and Kimberley M. Bruno.

in The Quantum Divide

February 2013; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics. 8903 words.

This chapter discusses the dual nature of small particles, focusing on photons. Photons enable wave-like phenomenon, such as light, to exhibit the kind of behavior expected of particles....

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The Duality of Particles and Waves: The Split Personality of Electrons

Christopher C. Gerry and Kimberley M. Bruno.

in The Quantum Divide

February 2013; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics. 12488 words.

This chapter discusses the dual nature of small particles, focusing on electrons. It begins by describing how the classical laws of physics, which were mostly established by the start of...

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wave–particle duality

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry — Physics.

The concept that waves carrying energy may have a corpuscular aspect and that particles may have a wave aspect; which of the two models is the more appropriate will depend on the properties...

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wave-particle duality

Edited by John Daintith.

in A Dictionary of Chemistry

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Chemistry. 74 words.

The concept that waves carrying energy may have a corpuscular aspect and that particles may have a wave aspect; which

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wave–particle duality

Edited by Richard Rennie and Jonathan Law.

in A Dictionary of Chemistry

January 2016; p ublished online January 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Chemistry. 76 words.

The concept that waves carrying energy may have a corpuscular aspect and that particles may have a wave aspect; which of the two models is the more appropriate will depend on the properties...

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wave–particle duality

in A Dictionary of Physics

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Physics. 82 words.

The concept that waves carrying energy may have a corpuscular aspect and that particles may have a wave aspect; which

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wave–particle duality

Edited by Jonathan Law and Richard Rennie.

in A Dictionary of Physics

January 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Physics. 82 words.

The concept that waves carrying energy may have a corpuscular aspect and that particles may have a wave aspect; which

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wave–particle duality

Edited by Richard Rennie and Jonathan Law.

in A Dictionary of Physics

March 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Physics. 84 words.

The concept that waves carrying energy may have a corpuscular aspect and that particles may have a wave aspect; which of the two models is the more appropriate will depend on the properties...

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On the Formation of Particlelike Patterns, the Amplitude Modulated Route to Chaos and the Wave-Particle Dualism in Three-Dimensional Dynamic Systems under Global Constraints

G. Sonnemann.

in Progress of Theoretical Physics

June 1998; p ublished online June 1998 .

Journal Article. 0 words.

Spatiotemporally stable solutions have been found for nonlinear partial integro-differential equation systems including diffusion. These mathematical systems were originally derived from an...

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wave mechanics

in A Dictionary of Physics

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Physics. 79 words.

A formulation of *quantum mechanics in which the dual wave–particle nature (see complementarity) of such entities as

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wave mechanics

Edited by Jonathan Law and Richard Rennie.

in A Dictionary of Physics

January 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Physics. 82 words.

A formulation of *quantum mechanics in which the dual wave–particle nature (see complementarity) of such entities as

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wave mechanics

Edited by John Daintith.

in A Dictionary of Chemistry

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Chemistry. 74 words.

A formulation of *quantum mechanics in which the dual wave-particle nature of such entities as electrons is described by

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de Broglie, Louis-Victor Pierre Raymond (1892–1987)

Edited by Richard Rennie and Jonathan Law.

in A Dictionary of Chemistry

January 2016; p ublished online January 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Chemistry. 68 words.

who taught at the Sorbonne in Paris for 34 years. He is best known for his 1923 theory of wave–particle duality (...

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wave mechanics

Edited by Richard Rennie and Jonathan Law.

in A Dictionary of Chemistry

January 2016; p ublished online January 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Chemistry. 77 words.

A formulation of *quantum mechanics in which the dual wave–particle nature of such entities as electrons is described by the ...

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double-slit experiment

Edited by Richard Rennie and Jonathan Law.

in A Dictionary of Physics

March 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Physics. 201 words.

An experiment that demonstrates the dual wave-particle nature of both light and electrons. In the earliest version of this experiment, reported by ...

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wave mechanics

Edited by Richard Rennie and Jonathan Law.

in A Dictionary of Physics

March 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Physics. 87 words.

A formulation of *quantum mechanics in which the dual wave–particle nature (see complementarity) of such entities as electrons is described by the ...

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William Henry Bragg (1862–1942)

Edited by W. F. Bynum and Roy Porter.

in Oxford Dictionary of Scientific Quotations

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 431 words.

No known theory can be distorted so as to provide even an approximate explanation [of wave-particle duality]. There must be

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Electrons make waves

Akira Tonomura.

in A Century of Nature

December 2003; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Science and Technology. 4280 words.

At the atomic scale, the distinction between particles and waves breaks down. The realization, early in the twentieth century, that light consists of discrete packages, or “photons,”...

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duality

Edited by Richard Rennie and Jonathan Law.

in A Dictionary of Physics

March 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Physics. 157 words.

An object or system in which two separate aspects can be described. For example, in *quantum mechanics, the particle and wave nature of both light and electrons is a duality (...

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quantum mechanics

Christopher Clapham and James Nicholson.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics

January 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Pure Mathematics. 74 words.

The area of mechanics concerned with the behaviour of particles at small scales where the discrete nature of matter becomes important. The results of experiments early in the 20th century...

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