The The Corkscrew Model

  • Luiz Bevilacqua Federal University of Rio de janeiro


This short paper presents an alternative mechanism to explain the wave-particle phenomenon characteristic of the motion of elementary particles. It is shown that there is a particular mechanism, namely the corkscrew mechanism, which can explain the so-called wave-particle behavior. It is shown that in addition to presenting an acceptable dynamical process, the proposed theory extends the underlying physics of Planck’s constant, expanding the meaning of the parameters involved in its definition. The Compton wavelength and the Schrödinger equation are also derived within the framework of the present theory. Particularly important is the diffraction pattern explained with the corkscrew motion.


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How to Cite
BEVILACQUA, Luiz. The The Corkscrew Model. European Journal of Physics Education, [S.l.], v. 15, n. 1, p. 1-24, jan. 2024. ISSN 1309-7202. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 20 july 2024.