Double-slit experiments illustrate proof for wave-particle complementarity. The essence of Einstein-Bohr's debate about wave-particle duality was whether the momentum transfer between a particle and a recoiling slit could mark the path, thus destroying the interference. We realized this recoiling double-slit gedanken experiment by resonant X-ray photoemission from molecular oxygen for geometries near equilibrium (coupled slits) and in a dissociative state far away from equilibrium (decoupled slits). Interference is observed in the former case, while the electron momentum transfer quenches the interference in the latter case.
|Journal||Journal of Physics: Conference Series|
|Publication status||Published - 2015 Sep 7|
|Event||29th International Conference on Photonic, Electronic and Atomic Collisions, ICPEAC 2015 - Toledo, Spain|
Duration: 2015 Jul 22 → 2015 Jul 28
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)