4 votes

Double slit experiment: how to derive the figure of interference?

I think the most straightforward way to get the pattern is to first consider an isotropic point source of particles with momentum $k$. Here I consider the $d=2$ case. The wave function for the ...
user avatar
  • 1,075
4 votes

Double slit experiment: Are electrons interacting with other electrons to create a wave?

Let me first point out that the double-slit experiment is a Gedankenexperiment, designed to illustrate quantum mechanics - not some puzzling observation requiring explanation. What happens in this ...
user avatar
  • 39.4k
2 votes
Accepted

How can we derive an equation for double slit interference without the approximations made?

For near-field effects, it may be better to think about the full field rather than just path differences. Based on you wording of "point sources" and the fact that you are using speakers, I ...
user avatar
  • 1,392
1 vote

Double slit experiment: Are electrons interacting with other electrons to create a wave?

No not like Newton's cradle. Experiments with electron beams are done in vacuum. The EM field is responsible for the interaction of the electron with its surroundings (the starting electrode, the ...
user avatar
  • 2,141
1 vote
Accepted

Law of conservation of momentum and interference

On screen 4 you will still see "interference", as with photons each particle/wave will determine its own path (per Dirac, Feynman and QM) and all electrons going to the right have the option ...
user avatar
  • 2,141

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible