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A century of matter waves


One hundred years ago, Louis de Broglie posed a question: could matter particles behave like waves? This duality was already known for light; extending it to electrons and indeed all matter had huge implications, especially for the development of quantum mechanics.

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Fig. 1: Participants at the fifth Solvay Conference in Brussels, 1927.


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Wright, A. A century of matter waves. Nat Rev Phys 5, 318–319 (2023).

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