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matter wave

[′mad·ər ‚wāv]
(quantum mechanics)
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In the early part of the twentieth century when it was realized that the massless photon had particle-like properties, de Broglie figured therefor that the massive electron must have wave-like properties-- and the de Broglie matter wave was born [1, p.
At such an ultra-low temperature, all atoms gather in the lowest possible energy state, lose their individual identities, and act as a "giant matter wave.
He had wide ranging research interests including nonlinear plasma physics, nonlinear geophysical flows, atmospheric physics and environmental sciences, condensed matter physics and matter wave solitons, high energy density physics, nonlinear phenomena in quantum systems, plasma astrophysics and neutrino plasma physics, plasma-based high energy charged particle acceleration, intense photon-photon and photon-plasma interactions, and fusion physics.
When the cesium atom matter wave enters the experiment, it encounters a carefully tuned flash of laser light.
The technique of neutron matter wave interferometry is capable of measuring b for solids, liquids, or gases with a relative uncertainty [less than or equal to][10.
Additional noteworthy meeting topics include biologically inspired optical polymers (CThI2), construction of the highest-powered laser in the world (JTuG1), a 3D-2D-3D photonic crystal (CTuAA1), using optics to improve accuracy in determining blood flow rate (CTuW2), innovations in solid-state lighting (CTuDD2), airborne lidar and satellite comparison of atmospheric aerosols (CThT4), the light-emitting field-effect transistor (CTuDD1), optical magnetic mirror (QWE2), nanowell structures for sensing tiny particles (CWL1), an optical lattice clock (QThC4), entangled photons on demand from a single quantum dot (JTuC2), matter wave optics on an atom chip (QThC2), solid-state single photon detectors (JTuF), and nanoplasmonics (session QMC).
The NANO-Q project aims to create a source of free cavity cooled nanoparticles suitable for mesoscopic matter wave interferometry.
The recent achievements of laser cooling and manipulation of atoms as well as latest developments in atom optics have moved the whole field to the boundary of the new regime where coherent matter wave interactions will become dominant.
Gravity is now explainable as a emergent phenomenon of quantum foam dynamics, but only if we use as well a quantum wave description of matter--gravitational attraction is a quantum matter wave refraction effect, and also causes EM wave refraction.
What is the mechanism of these matter wave connections?
It is well known, in quantum mechanics, a matter wave is determined by electromagnetic wave-particle duality or de Broglie wave of matter [7].
After setting out the foundations, they cover Bose-Einstein condensation, quantum kinetic theory, quantum matter waves, ultra-cold molecules and scattering, ultra-cold Fermions, and atoms in optical lattices.