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Can wave particle duality be viewed at macroscopic scale ?

  1. Sep 6, 2012 #1
    can wave particle duality be viewed at macroscopic scale...??

    ok so far we have discussed the wave particle duality in case of electrons of-course at microscopic level through the
    1) interference phenomenon showing its wave behavior
    2)photoelectric effect discussing its particle characteristics..!!
    but we have discussed it at only microscopic level ...can it be possible to view this phenomenon at macroscopic level ...particularly wave behavior ...!! let take an example of a car how would we be proving its wave characteristics ...?????
     
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  3. Sep 6, 2012 #2
    Re: can wave particle duality be viewed at macroscopic scale...??

    actual experimental record 430 atoms.
    http://vcq.quantum.at/-the-molecular-octopus-a-little-brother-of-schroedinger-s-cat-.5195.html[/URL]
    [url]http://www.nature.com/ncomms/journal/v2/n4/full/ncomms1263.html[/url]

    ...In our experiment, the superposition consists of having all 430 atoms simultaneously 'in the left arm' and 'in the right arm' of our interferometer, that is, two possibilities that are macroscopically distinct. The path separation is about two orders of magnitude larger than the size of the molecules....
     
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  4. Sep 6, 2012 #3
    Re: can wave particle duality be viewed at macroscopic scale...??

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wave-particle_duality#Wave_behavior_of_large_objects
     
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