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Formula De Broglie wavelength Mass    Velocity   

Formula
Formula: De Broglie wavelength
De Broglie wavelength

De Broglie wavelength

Unit
Every particle of mass \(m\) (e.g. electron, proton) can be assigned a wavelength \( \lambda \) in quantum mechanics, the so-called matter wavelength (also called De-Broglie wavelength). De-Broglie wavelength determines the interference ability of particles.

Here \( m \, v \) is the momentum \(p\) of the particle.

Mass

Unit
Mass of the particle. Heavy particles have a shorter matter wavelength than light particles.

Velocity

Unit
Velocity with which the considered particle moves. Fast particles have a shorter matter wavelength than slow particles.

Planck's Constant

Unit
Planck's constant is a physical constant (of quantum mechanics) and has the value:$$ h = 6.626 \, 070 \, 15 \,\cdot\, 10^{-34} \, \mathrm{Js} $$