de Broglie wave
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.
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Origin of de Broglie wave
First recorded in 1925–30; named after L.V. de Broglie
Also called matter wave.
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de Broglie waves
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 particleAlso called: matter waves
Word Origin for de Broglie waves
C20: named after Prince Louis Victor de Broglie (1892–1987), French physicist
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