de Broglie wave

noun

: 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)

Word History

Etymology

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 22 Feb. 2024.

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