Electron Graduation Ceremony

23 electron graduation ceremony

In the electron diffraction experiment, electrons passing through slits are shown to form a diffraction pattern on a screen. Even though each electron lands at one specific spot on the screen (particle-like behavior), the landing position adheres to a probabilistic density function. So collectively, the electrons form a diffraction pattern (wave-like behavior).

In this comic, electrons walk through a slit at the graduation ceremony. Where each electron will be detected next beyond the slit is really up to chance. But collectively, they will concentrate at the “bright fringes” and be totally absent at the “dark fringes” of the single-slit diffraction pattern. Haha.

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