Denne teori blev eftervist af dobbeltspalte-eksperiment fordi dette viste partikler, vi troede kun var punktformige, kunne lave interferens med sig selv. Hvis man sender fx en elektromagnetisk stråling igennem de to spalter i dobbeltspalte-eksperimentet, ville dette give et interferensmønster (skiftevis detektion og ikke detektion) fordi bølgerne vil neutralisere hinanden hvor bølgetop og bølgedal mødes, og for forstærke hinanden når to bølgetoppe eller bølgedale mødes. Hvorimod hvis det var partikler, ville man detekte to streger svarende til spalterne direkte bag spalterne fra kilen.
^ abarxiv.org: The many faces of the Bohr atom. Helge Kragh. Centre for Science Studies, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University. Citat: "...Bohr’s theory of 1913 was much more than just a theory of the hydrogen atom. In the second part of the trilogy he ambitiously proposed models also of the heavier atoms, picturing them as planar systems of electrons revolving around the nucleus. The lithium atom, for example, would consist of two concentric rings, an inner one with two oppositely located electrons and an outer one with a single electron...However, latest by 1920 it was realized that the planar ring atom was inadequate and had to be replaced by a more complex model that made both chemical and physical sense.13...In the Bohr-Kramers-Slater (BKS) theory from 1924, describing the atom as an orchestra of virtual oscillators, the electrons orbiting in stationary states had finally disappeared...."
^Web archive backup: Milo Wolff's Quantum Science Corner's: The Quantum Universe Citat: "...Actually, in the H atom both the electron wave-structure and the proton have the same center. The electron's structure can be imagined like an onion – spherical layers of waves around a center. The amplitude of the waves decreases like the blue standing wave in the bottom diagram. There are no point masses – no orbits, just waves...".