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When wave nature of electron is being talked about, does it mean that the electron moves in the form of a wave (that is, transverse)?



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Shreya,

It means that the electron has a frequency and a wavelength. A beam of electrons can produce interference patterns based on these wave qualities. It is not a particle vibrating like a wave. When behaving like a particle, an electron has a clearly defined position and path. When behaving like a wave, it does not.

Dr. Ken Mellendorf



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