Evidence of Wave-Particle Duality for Single Fast Hydrogen Atoms
2008 (English)In: Physical Review Letters, ISSN 0031-9007, Vol. 101, no 8, 083201- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We report the direct observation of interference effects in a Young's double-slit experiment where the interfering waves are two spatially separated components of the de Broglie wave of single 1.3 MeV hydrogen atoms formed close to either target nucleus in H+ + H2 electron-transfer collisions. Quantum interference strongly influences the results even though the hydrogen atoms have a de Broglie wavelength, \lambda_dB, as small as 25 fm.
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2008. Vol. 101, no 8, 083201- p.
Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-15947DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.101.083201ISI: 000258643600021OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-15947DiVA: diva2:182467