Zeilinger, Anton Institut für Experimentalphysik, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.
Arndt, Markus Institut für Experimentalphysik, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.
Nairz, Olaf Institut für Experimentalphysik, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.
- Double-slit experiment
- Conditions for quantum interference
- Fullerene interference experiment
- Further experiments
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- Additional Readings
A fundamental tenet of quantum mechanics is that every particle also has a wave nature and every wave also has a particle nature, at least in principle. For light, which in classical physics is an electromagnetic wave, the particle nature was first postulated by Albert Einstein in 1905, after Max Planck's introduction of the quantum of action in 1900. The particles of light are now called photons and have found abundant experimental confirmation.
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