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Can a stationary, massive particle have a de Broglie wavelength?

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Can a stationary, massive particle have a de Broglie wavelength? I thougt not but there is a question that doesn't state a speed. I think it might be incorrect.

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There's no such thing as a stationary sub-atomic particle above absolute zero. For a macroscopic body you can always find a reference frame in which it is moving. But that does not answer your question ...
 
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Hey Swain ... Yes Massive Particle have de Broglie wavelength....But it is very less to compare because According to de broglie Equation lambda=h/mv
wave length of the wave is invresely proportional to the mass... so when the masss of the particle increases its wavelength decreases comparitively
 

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