Double slit experiment doesn't work

by itaybrodsky
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itaybrodsky is offline
Dec30-12, 02:56 PM
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I took a piece of carton and cut out to strands in it. When I shine the line through it, it only projects the two strands on the other side. I tried it with every light in my house but it still didn't work. what do I have to do, to create the wave interference pattern on the other side.
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mathman is offline
Dec30-12, 03:26 PM
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It depends on the width of the slits and the separation.
jtbell is offline
Dec30-12, 03:34 PM
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It's difficult to demonstrate two-slit interference with ordinary light sources because they're incoherent and emit a mixture of wavelengths. Have you tried a laser? A cheap laser-pointer should do the job OK.

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