Electrons pass through a 10-6m wide slit with a speed of 1.5 x 106m/s. How wide is the electron diffraction pattern on a detector 1 m behind the slit.
[tex]\lambda[/tex]=h/mv (matter waves)
asin[tex]\theta[/tex]=m[tex]\lambda[/tex] (path length difference for constructive interference)
y=Ltan[tex]\theta[/tex] (location of bright fringes)
The Attempt at a Solution
First I found the wavelength of the electrons using De Broglie's equation. This I'm pretty sure is correct. What I'm not sure about is how electrons diffract in a single slit. i don't know if the formulas for the single slit diffraction of light waves will work for electrons.