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Homework Help: Can a stationary, massive particle have a de Broglie wavelength?

  1. Mar 22, 2007 #1
    Quick question
    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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  3. Mar 22, 2007 #2

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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 ...
     
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2007
  4. Apr 16, 2007 #3
    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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