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Wave-Particle Duality

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  • In 1923, Louis de Broglie, a French physicist, proposed a hypothesis to explain the theory of the atomic structure.By using a series of substitution de Broglie hypothesizes particles to hold properties of waves. Within a few years, de Broglie's hypothesis was tested by scientists shooting electrons and rays of lights through slits. What scientists discovered was the electron stream acted the same was as light proving de Broglie correct.

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    • Duy Nguyen (UCD)