Foundations of Physics

, Volume 22, Issue 12, pp 1403–1434

The wave-particle dualism in 1992: A summary


  • Marie-Christine Combourieu
    • Groupe d'Etudes et de Recherches sur la ScienceCNRS-EHESS
  • Helmut Rauch
    • Institut für KernphysikTechnische Universität Wien
Part III. Invited Papers Dedicated To Louis De Broglie

DOI: 10.1007/BF01883732

Cite this article as:
Combourieu, M. & Rauch, H. Found Phys (1992) 22: 1403. doi:10.1007/BF01883732


We review the past and present theoretical and experimental situations relating to wave-particle dualism. New tests aimed at enlightening the individual behavior as awave, then as aparticle, of asingle quantum mechanical system in the same experimental run are presented. The related epistemological, philosophical, and historical backgrounds are presented in a twofold exposition taking into account thepositivistic standard Copenhagen interpretation as well as therealist de Broglian point of view.

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