de Broglie waves


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de Broglie waves

(də ˈbrəʊɡlɪ)
pl n
(General Physics) physics the set of waves that represent the behaviour of an elementary particle, or some atoms and molecules, under certain conditions. The de Broglie wavelength, λ, is given by λ = h/mv, where h is the Planck constant, m the mass, and v the velocity of the particle. Also called: matter waves
[C20: named after Prince Louis Victor de Broglie (1892–1987), French physicist]
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What follows compares the Compton-(de Broglie) relations derived in the PV theory with the Synge ray-wave diagram in spacetime, and concludes that his de Broglie waves propagate within the vacuum state rather than free space.
As a first approximation then, the electron and proton de Broglie waves are planewaves propagating within the PV continuum.
Note 3: When incident on the crystalline foil, the electron beam must ensure a coherent and plane front of de Broglie waves.
Geometrical Mechanics and de Broglie Waves, Cambridge University Press, 1954, (seepages 106-107).