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Wavelength of electrons

  1. Dec 10, 2011 #1
    I know that λ=h/p, but how do you find the wavelength of electrons from different quantum levels using the circumference of the electron's orbit?
     
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  3. Dec 10, 2011 #2

    Simon Bridge

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    Welcome to PF.
    https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=80471

    Presumably you can relate momentum to the energy level?
    You know the relation between the deBroglie wavelength and the circumference of the orbit?
    I don't know that this is a model worth going into a great deal with.
     
  4. Dec 10, 2011 #3
    I do know that nλ=2πr(or the circumference). I know the energy states and the radii of each state, but would this give me the wavelength (λ)?
     
  5. Dec 10, 2011 #4

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    The nth energy level has circumference n deBroglie wavelengths.
     
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