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Materials in Electronics/Wave-Particle Duality

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Electrons, although classically considered to be particles, can be shown to bahave like waves as well. This is extremely important as it allows a whole new apporach to analysiing the behaviour of electrons. The so-called two-slit experiment demonstrates the wave-like properties of the electron:

Once we have seen that electrons can behave like waves, we can begin to derive their properties:

Travelling Particle Wavefunction.svg
Travelling Particle Wavepacket.svg