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De Broglie wavelength

  1. Dec 11, 2011 #1
    i wanna know the practical application of De Broglie wavelength in the life !!
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  3. Dec 11, 2011 #2

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    All of quantum mechanics. If the answer appears too broad, it's really because of the breadth of the question.
  4. Dec 11, 2011 #3
    Maybe 'electron microscope' (in it's various incarnations): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electron_microscope is narrowing it down a bit to something that specifically relies on DW.
    [ more useful connection here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transmission_electron_microscope] [Broken]
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  5. Dec 11, 2011 #4
    Well, it explains how you are able to exist! If electrons could not form stationary wave states around the nucleus, then there would be no such entitles known as atoms to begin with. :wink:
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