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Homework Help: Simple Way to Show Electron's Wave Properties?

  1. May 3, 2014 #1
    I was wondering is there is a simple way to show electron's wave properties, by using the double slit experiment as a reference.

    What I think I need:

    White Board that's reactive of electrons
    Something with 2 slits
    Something that can shoot out electrons

    For something that can shoot out electrons, what would that be? Can I just have a Y-wire with one end open to shoot out the electrons?
  2. jcsd
  3. May 3, 2014 #2
    I think the thing you're looking for is an electron gun. Even disassembling a very old TV-set (those really box looking ones) will yield one for you.

    EDIT: on a secondary though, usually an oscilloscope also has an electron gun inside it
  4. May 4, 2014 #3
    Be very careful if you decide to actually do that experiment. Those old TV-sets produce life threatening high voltages needed to accelerate the electrons.
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