Matter double slit experiment - Follow up
The double slit experiment is used as a reference incorrectly.
For example, in Wikipedia:
In modern physics, the double-slit experiment is a demonstration that light and matter can display characteristics of both classically defined waves and particle.
The problem is the term 'matter is far too general for this experiment.
This experiment should never be referenced when the implication is 'all matter' is confirmed to have a wave nature.
This experiment actually falsifies that claim.
Just the description of the experiment falsifies the claim that all matter has a wave nature.
1. shoot particles at the double slit
2. observe no wave pattern
3. shoot electrons at the double slit
4. observe a wave pattern
With step 2 it is already established there are some particles that exhibit no wave behavior.
Step 4 confirms electrons exhibit a wave behavior.
Step 2 makes it a mistake to claim the experiment applies to all matter.
This experiment is very limited when considered to support a claim about all matter.
This experiment is explicitly about electrons.
This post is about only this experiment.
I assume there are other experiments to be referenced about the duality of matter but this one cannot apply as a reference for all matter.
This is a follow-up to my 03/31 post about the double slit experiment.
Someone made a comment: golf balls and marbles had been tried.
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