Plausible causal explanation of the missing wave interference effect when electrons are “seeing” in the “double slit” experiment.
In this approximation paper we ´ll always be based and referring to Richard. P Feynman courses, then impressed as the book titled “Six easy Pieces”.
Chapter 6 “Quantum behavior”
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When Feynman states that electrons are being “seeing”, them are interacting with a photon y that’s the explanation why they lose the wave interference pattern.
This are the facts that arise from the experiment.
R. Feynman mentions the possibility that the movement of the electron be altered in some way when it is incised by a photon.
To unveil why the wave interference pattern is lost we must consider relative speed of photons and electrons in this experience.
Data to consider
An electron moves at an (x) speed which is a bit faster than half of light´s speed (c).
The electron has, at that speed (x) a wave function incorporated.
Light, also, has a wave function but photons travel independent one from another, not as a continuum function but as a discrete function (packages), as it´s proven through experimental experience.
Nevertheless, the interaction between electron with photon, as the former goes through slit #1 or slit # 2, it´s sensed by the electron detector. The electron, it´s mass and it´s charge won´t fade when wave interference effect is lost.
The electron has mass and we´ll assign zero mass to the photon. Without mention that light is deviated by a star like the sun, which implies that this particle also has mass and even this is really low and actual science can´t measure it.
“We know that electric field of light acting upon a charge will apply a force on it” page. 145
Likely reason why wave interference effect is lost by electron upon interacting with a photon:
Why don’t know what happens when a photon interacts with the electron. But we can infer that the photon which travels at (c) speed and has kinetic energy, when collides with an electron which speed is (x) it transfer to it it´s kinetic energy leading to an electron travelling at a higher speed (x1). This boosted speed would be the cause of the loss of the wave function that had the electron travelling at (x) speed.
What we can ensure is the fact that when electron is affected by the photon it loses its wave interference effect and it behaves as a particle, fading it´s behavior as a wave.
We also know that electron has mass, and that it travels a bit faster than light´s speed. And that photons don’t have mass and they travel at light´s speed (c).
Reason why it´s pretty probable that the photon transfers kinetic energy to the electron and it loose it´s wave function upon speeding up.
If, this is correct, increase or decrease in electron´s speed would be the cause of it behave as wave or as particle.
To proof this fact, we propose the next experiment (figure 1)

We´ll repeat the classic “double slit” experiment with an electron cannon, a wall (1) with two slits and a detector screen.
To test our hypothesis, we add another wall (2) and place it between wall (1) and the detector screen, also with two slits at the same height of the ones in wall (1).
We add a powerful luminal source behind wall (1) between the slits (as the one in the aforementioned book).
This experiment {without wall (2)} was used by R. Feynman to observe electrons. Quoting R.F. “we´re doing a mental experiment that we´ve chosen and it´s easy to imagine. We know the results obtained because there´re many experiments where scale and proportions were chosen to show the effects we´re going to describe”
The experiment´s result shows that a scientist can “see” an electron, either going through slit # 1 or through slit # 2.
But, the consequence is that the electrons “seen” lost its wave interference pattern.
Luminal source must be powerful enough so there´s no electron that hasn´t affected by a photon.
We won´t put the detector between wall (1) and wall (2) because we´re not interested in how many electrons goes through the wall (1), but the ones that achieve going through both walls. We assume they won´t be many because of the double barrier. But we propose a powerful enough electron cannon so we can achieve some electrons reach the detector.
We already know because of the quoted experiment that electrons affected by the light source lose their wave interference pattern.
The electrons that achieve going through the second wall ´ll be affected by the luminal source, but when trespassing the slits, they ´ll not face another luminal source. We can assume that they ´ll recover its wave interference pattern unless its (x1) speed, caused by photons as we said, ban them doing so.
Now, how can we achieve that only the affected electrons (with x1 speed) go through the slits in the second wall and ban the photons form the luminal source? An answer to this problem would be to place in front of the slits of the second wall a thin aluminum veil that performs as a shield against photons but enable photon affected electrons to go through.
If the electrons reaching the detector screen produce the wave interference pattern, the hypothesis of extra speed (x1) banning the wave interference pattern ´ll be discarded.
If the same electrons don’t feature the wave interference pattern, we can assume, that this poof the fact that speed has a correlation in how the electron behaves, either as a wave or as a particle.
We agree that this experience isn´t definitive, but at least it´s a step forward we believe worth´s a try.
Ricardo H. Bianchi