electron wavelength

electron wavelength

[i′lek‚trän ′wāv‚leŋkth]
(quantum mechanics)
The de Broglie wavelength of an electron, given by Planck's constant divided by the momentum.
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In their theoretical analysis, Gaylord and Brennan consider a filter consisting of nine layers, each layer a quarter or a half of the electron wavelength in thickness.
To see quantum size effects, says Avouris, scientists must look at materials on approximately the same scale as the electron wavelengths.