Young's experiment

noun
\ ˈyəŋz- \

Definition of Young's experiment 

: an experiment in which light diverging from one slit passes through two narrow slits very close together and then falls on a screen so that a series of parallel bands are observed on the screen because of inteference of light from the two slits

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after Thomas Young †1829 English physician and physicist

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