Does this expereiment prove waves or particles or both or somthing else?
The Background history
The modern double-slit experiment is a demonstration that light and matter can display characteristics of both classically defined waves and particles; moreover, it displays the fundamentally probabilistic nature of quantum mechanical phenomena. A simpler form of the double-slit experiment was performed originally by Thomas Young in 1801 (well before quantum mechanics). He believed it demonstrated that the wave theory of light was correct and his experiment is sometimes referred to as Young's experiment or Young's slits.
In the basic version of this experiment, a coherent light source, such as a laser beam, illuminates a plate pierced by two parallel slits, and the light passing through the slits is observed on a screen behind the plate. The wave nature of light causes the light waves passing through the two slits to interfere, producing bright and dark bands on the screen—a result that would not be expected if light consisted of classical particles. However, the light is always found to be absorbed at the screen at discrete points, as individual particles (not waves), the interference pattern appearing via the varying density of these particle hits on the screen. Furthermore, versions of the experiment that include detectors at the slits find that each detected photon passes through one slit (as would a classical particle), and not through both slits (as would a wave). These results demonstrate the principle of wave–particle duality.
Published on Feb 1, 2013
"If you can explain this using common sense and logic, do let me know, because there is a Nobel Prize for you.."
Professor Jim Al-Khalili explains the experiment that reveals the "central mystery of quantum mechanics" - the double slit experiment.
The question is whether light is a wave that acts like a particle or a particle that acts like a wave?
A Wave by definition is a disturbance on the surface of a liquid body, Sound wave is a vibration through airwaves. Light is also a wave with well documented wave properties, but because scientist haven't found Aether, they have determined that light is a wave particle that doesn't need a any liquid to propagate through space. The theory of light being a particle with wave like properties presents problems when it comes to understanding how light can transform from a wave pattern to a particle pattern as demonstrated in the Double Slit Experiment where Scientists can solve the mystery. The problem can be solved easily by looking at light as a non particle wave that requires conductive medium to travel through. We are happy to accept that light can travel through glass fibre, which can easily alter that path of light without slowing its speed. So when we consider the Double slit experiment we need to consider the Aether medium and how it changes from a wave medium to a pipe line medium which makes light wave appear to change from a wave to a particle, so its not the light wave that changes, rather it is the Aether that has changed. The light wave is simply following the path that its on.
Liquid Gravity would suggest that light is simply a wave form that propagates through Aether rather than a particle that acts like a wave. Scientists are confused as to why a wave can transform into a particle by simply observing the experiment. Liquid gravity suggests that light and electrons are similar in that they both need a medium to travel through. We are familiar with electrons travelling through conductive materials but Liquid Gravity suggests that they also can travel through Aether as a wave through Aether bubbles or like a particle through Aether threads.
Aether Bubbles and Threads are the two states of Aether derived from the process of gravity compressing the Aether from bubbles into threads. The bubble structure provides for wave formations where as the thread structure acts like a wire that electrons and light prefer to conduct through.
The process of Aether acting like a conductive thread is due to magnetic force winding around the Aether tread to straighten it in the direction of the electron movement. The result is that the light wave is transformed down into a focussed wave formation that simply conducts through the Aether thread like a particle.