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Molecular physics

Matter-wave interference made clear

Interference patterns are generated when light from a point source passes through two parallel slits. Electrons emitted from diatomic molecules produce analogous patterns, but these couldn't be observed directly — until now.

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Figure 1: A molecular double-slit.


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Becker, U. Matter-wave interference made clear. Nature 474, 586–587 (2011).

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