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Electron Refraction

  1. Jun 28, 2015 #1
    Hi All,

    Does a beam of "low energy/small wavelength" gets refracted when passing from one media to another.

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  3. Jun 30, 2015 #2
    I don't know what small wavelength means for electrons. The electron beam can be scattered from the material as they pass through. But we don't say it is refracted as Snell's law for light.
  4. Jun 30, 2015 #3


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    Yes, they do get refracted. Google for "ballistic electrons".
  5. Jun 30, 2015 #4
    I apologize, i meant (low energy/Long Wavelength), and thanks for the information.
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