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The Super Microscope – Typical Wavelengths for Different Momenta

     
 

What happens if you increase the momentum?
Move the mouse over the values to the right to check it out.

 

The momentum is

p=mv,

where m is the mass and v is the speed of the particle.

The electron volt


1 MeV = 106 eV
1 GeV = 109 eV
1 TeV = 1012 eV

The energy of a particle is increased with 1 electronvolt (eV) when it is accelerated by
1 V.




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