Letters from the July 21, 2007, issue of Science News

By Science News, 15:57 PM April 15, 2008

Quantum leak?

Perhaps there need not be "degrees of quantumness" ("Degrees of Quantumness: Shades of gray in particle-wave duality," SN: 5/12/07, p. 292). As the beams pass increasingly closer to the surface, the plate will induce a small (but increasingly larger) spread of energies (hence wavelengths) in the electrons within the beam, possibly explaining the "smearing out" of the fringes in the interference pattern.

Michael D. Meloy
Santa Barbara, Calif.

Peter Sonnentag of the University of Tüb...

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