matter wave


noun


Nearby words

  1. matter of law,
  2. matter of life and death, a,
  3. matter of opinion,
  4. matter of opinion, a,
  5. matter of record,
  6. matter waves,
  7. matter-of-course,
  8. matter-of-fact,
  9. matterate,
  10. matterhorn

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.

Origin of de Broglie wave

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

Also called matter wave.

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British Dictionary definitions for matter waves

matter waves

pl n

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