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Quirky Quarks pp 142-145 | Cite as

Wave-Particle Duality

  • Benjamin Bahr
  • Boris LemmerEmail author
  • Rina Piccolo
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Abstract

Every piece of matter in our world consists of molecules. These molecules are collections of several different kinds of atoms sticking together. With enough energy one can break atoms apart into their constituents, the elementary particles. As far as we know today, the elementary particles are themselves not composed of anything, but form the fundamental building blocks of matter.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universität HamburgHamburgGermany
  2. 2.II. Physikalisches InstitutUniversität GöttingenGöttingenGermany
  3. 3.TorontoCanada

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