de Broglie wave

noun

Definition of de Broglie wave

: the hypothetical wave train that in wave-mechanical theory corresponds to a moving elementary particle (as an electron or proton), moves with it, and gives the particle certain wave properties (as interference and diffraction)

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History and Etymology for de Broglie wave

after Prince Louis V. de Broglie †1987 French physicist

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“De Broglie wave.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/de%20Broglie%20wave. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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