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Equipment required to to the electron double slit experiment ?

  1. Jan 21, 2013 #1
    Hi can any point me to a site/paper on how to construct the equipment required for the electron double slit experiment ?


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  3. Jan 21, 2013 #2
    You need a source of coherent electrons, which is generally quite expensive and—assuming this is something you want to attempt yourself—out of reach for all but very rich amateurs.
  4. Jan 21, 2013 #3
    Thanks for comming back, yar expect it might have been,
    but was also intrested in how it was done in detail.

  5. Jan 26, 2013 #4


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    Lucky you that I read this thread. The DSE is quite easy and cheap to do at home; I've tried it myself - check out my PF blog post about it here: https://www.physicsforums.com/blog.php?b=4096 [Broken]. EDIT: sorry, did not notice that it was the electron version that was asked for :smile:. That's definitely not as easy to do as with photons, but I have some link about it, I'll post it when I've found it...

    EDIT: Here it is (or rather, was): http://www.hitachi.com/rd/research/em/doubleslit.html, sadly the link seems to be broken :frown:.
    EDIT: Here's the correct link :smile:: http://www.hitachi.com/rd/portal/research/em/doubleslit.html
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