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    B Is an electron beam affected by photons?

    I am wondering if one of the prerequisites of the double-slit experiment, when done with electrons, is that the beams must be in a dark vaccuum tube so as to not destroy the interference pattern. I am trying to learn if the beams will lose their interference pattern because the particles of the...
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    B Gravitational signature of a photon in a double slit experiment

    Is there some theorhetical explanation of why the "gravitational detector" (admittedly fiction) would also be physcially limited in this way? The explanation I am currently thinking is that the gravity fields are too faint to detect, therefore practically, it can't be done, but in principal...
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    B Gravitational signature of a photon in a double slit experiment

    Ok, this is where I was hung up. Admittedly, this is all theoretical, but something about it seems peculiar to me only because when I imagine the photon passing the slit, i know there is a faint signature from it's gravity albeit undetectable. If the detector (in principle) were to effect the...
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    B Gravitational signature of a photon in a double slit experiment

    I'm trying to think of a how the double slit experiment can detect a photon without interacting with it in theory. In principal (not reality of course) does a photon have a gravitational signature which could be used to detect which slit it traveled through during the double slit experiment...
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    I Are electro-magnetic waves the same as the wave function?

    When studying classical mechanics we are told that light is the propogation of electromagnetic waves. This makes perfect sense, as I can imagine these fields behaving this way, and in turn have an associated wave length. When learning about QM, I have heard that the wavelength of a (any)...
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