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.
Origin of de Broglie wave
First recorded in 1925–30; named after L.V. de Broglie
Also called matter wave.
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