Problem: The electron microscope has been widely used to obtain highly magnified images of biological and other types of materials. When an electron is accelerated through a particular potential field, it attains a speed of 9.38 x 106 m/s. What is the characteristic wavelength of this electron? Is the wavelength comparable to the size of atoms?

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The electron microscope has been widely used to obtain highly magnified images of biological and other types of materials. When an electron is accelerated through a particular potential field, it attains a speed of 9.38 x 106 m/s. What is the characteristic wavelength of this electron? Is the wavelength comparable to the size of atoms?

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