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de Broglie wave

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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.
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Also called matter wave.

Origin of de Broglie wave

First recorded in 1925–30; named after L.V. de Broglie
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