Double slit experiment with particles

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ZapperZ said:
You may want to catch up on what has been discussed many times already starting with this thread:

https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=68917&page=1&pp=15

Zz.
Thanks for pointing that out. I probably would have
eventually found it, but sooner is better than later.
Though I've got a couple of qm treatments for similar
setups here -- am just looking for something that will give
me a general 'picture' (worth 1000 words? -- in the spirit
of emulating the approach of some great physicists) of the
behavior of each wavefront (assuming that, eg., from
photon to photon, the properties of the emitted waves
will be slightly different) as it passes through the
double slits, interferes, and then interacts with the
detecting plate or screen (ie., giving me a better idea
why a detection occurs in one maximal -- and, infrequently,
in a minimal -- band and not another.) And, a *picture*
of what is happening to produce a single, focused
energy transfer location (in one band) per photon, rather
than the several that my, so far naive, way of approaching
this (as purely a wave phenomenon) would seem to require.
 

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