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What evidence can you cite for the wave nature of light? For the particle nature of light?

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  1. What evidence can you cite for the wave nature of light?
    Diffraction
    Focusing by lenses
    Constructive and destructive interference
    Rainbow colors in a thin layer of oil on water
    Refraction
    Rainbows


    For the particle nature of light?
    The photoelectic effect
    Photolysis by short-wave radiation
    Photon-counting detectors
    The Compton effect (X-ray scattering by particles)

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  2. For the particle nature of light?:

    Hereare a few more:

    Stimulated emission (lasers)
    The long-wavelength cutoff of solar cells
    The Planck blackbody radiation law

    Electron-positron recombination (gamma) radiation

    K-capture radioactivity

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