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Two Slit Experiment Setup and Variables

  1. Jan 3, 2009 #1
    The 2 slit experiment is common, but what exactly is the complete setup. i know the interference patterns, but there are variables in every experiment.

    Where is the particle fired? Is it fired precisely at one of the slits, or is it fired so that it should hit in between the two slits if it travelled in a straight line?

    What is the detector composed of? Can the detector have energy fluctuations?

    I'm curious about these things, but there aren't websites ou there that give you very much detail. They just cover the basics. I want to go beyond interference patterns, I want to know what the variables are.
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