matter wave


noun

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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 of de Broglie wave

First recorded in 1925–30; named after L.V. de Broglie
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British Dictionary definitions for matter waves

matter waves

pl n

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