matter waves

matter wave

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de Broglie wave

noun Physics.
a hypothetical wave associated with the motion of a particle of atomic or subatomic size that describes effects such as the diffraction of beams of particles by crystals.
Also called matter wave.


Origin:
1925–30; named after L.V. de Broglie

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