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

1. Mar 22, 2007

swain1

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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2. Mar 22, 2007

Mentz114

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
3. Apr 16, 2007