Asked in Quantum Mechanics
Who predicted that all matter can behave as waves as well particles?
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Asked in Chemistry, Atoms and Atomic Structure
Does atoms behave like particles in the quantum mechanical model?
Not necessarily, particles behave like waves in the quantum mechanical world. ...
Asked in Physics
Light behaves primarily as a particle when it?
Electromagnetic waves - this includes light - can behave as waves, or as particles. The wave behavior is more predominant at at low energies (low frequencies); the particle properties at high energies (high frequencies). Electromagnetic waves - this includes light - can behave as waves, or as particles. The wave behavior is more predominant at at low energies (low frequencies); the particle properties at high energies (high frequencies). Electromagnetic waves - this includes light - can behave as waves, or as particles. The wave...
Asked in Physics, Periodic Table
How did De Broglie explain electron diffraction?
Electron diffraction refers to the wave nature found in electrons. Louis de Broglie explained electron diffraction through his de Broglie hypothesis, which predicted that particles should also behave as waves. ...
How do you know electrons are particles?
Electrons are known to be particles because they have mass and interact with matter as particles do. However, they are also waves and interact as waves do. This causes confusion for many people. ...
Do waves transfer matter as they travel?
No, waves do not transfer matter as they travel. When some waves travel they move particles around an average position. ------------------------------------------------------------- In reality elastic waves never transfer matter (nor particles, that are parts of matter) as far as classical oscillations are concerned. A discussion about wave-particle duality in quantum mechanics seems to me to be beyond the scope of this answer. ...
What is the release of light energy by particles of matter that have absorbed energy?
"phosphorescence" Scattering is the release of light energy by particles of matter that have absorbed energy. The transfer of energy carried by light waves to particles of matter is absorption. ...
Who stated that matter behaves as both waves and particles?
Louis de Broglie did in his 1924 doctoral thesis. Matter waves are still often called de Broglie waves in his honor. ...
Asked in Science
What rare the exceptional cases in physics?
If what you mean is... are there any excepts to laws and rules in physics, then yes... and no. Things become very blurry at the "boundaries" between classical and quantum physics, so particles can behave as waves when they can occupy lower energy states by doing so. Waves can behave like particles when they interact with matter at a similar size to their wavelength. But generally, fundamental laws, like the conservation of energy are (without exception) obeyed by systems. ...
Asked in Waves Vibrations and Oscillations
Does all matter emits electromagnetic waves?
All atomic matter emits electromagnetic waves, since it is all hotter than absolute zero and therefore has some degree of vibration, however slight, which results in electromagnetic waves since atomic matter contains charged particles. However, there are other types of matter. Exchange particles such as photons, gravitons, or pi-mesons, do have matter, but do not emit electromagnetic waves. Dark matter, which seems to constitute a very large part of our universe, does not emit electromagnetic waves. ...
Asked in Science, Meteorology and Weather, Physics
How do waves transfer energy without transferring matter?
Waves translate energy by translate motion between particles or matter. Series of knocking motion between adjacent particles translated energy. It is the same as how Newton's Cradle work. ...
Why light waves doesn't require a medium for its propogation but sound waves require?
sound waves move along with the particles of matter through which it passes ...
Asked in Science
Unless a hypothesis can be found to be false it is not a scientific inquiry?
I have an hypothesis that light waves are made up of particles. This is a valid scientific inquiry yet it cannot be proved false, because under certain circumstances, light waves behave like particles. ...
Asked in Physics
What is an dual nature?
According to the de Broglie concept of matter waves, the matter has dual nature. It means when the matter is moving it shows the wave properties (like interference, diffraction etc.) are associated with it and when it is in the state of rest then it shows particle properties. Thus the matter has dual nature. The waves associated with moving particles are matter waves or de-Broglie waves. ...