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)

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 3 Oct. 2022.

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