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Single Idea 21157

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / B. Modern Physics / 4. Standard Model / c. Particle properties]

Full Idea

Particles obeying the laws of quantum mechanics have wave-like properties - moving as a quantum wave-function, spread out in space, with wavelengths that get shorter as their energy increases.

Gist of Idea

Particles are spread out, with wave-like properties, and higher energy shortens the wavelength


New Scientist writers (Why the Universe Exists [2017], 02)

A Reaction

Thus X-rays are dangerous, but long wave radio is not. De Broglie's equation.

Book Reference

New Scientist writers: 'Why the Universe Exists' [John Murray 2017], p.31