microscopic state

microscopic state

[¦mī·krə¦skäp·ik ′stāt]
(statistical mechanics)
The state of a system as specified by the actual properties of each individual, elemental component, in the ultimate detail permitted by the uncertainty principle. Also known as microstate.
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Rather than concentrate on control of the quantum system in a natural microscopic state, NEC and JST researchers focused their efforts on control of quantum particles in a more easily handled and integrated artificial environment of a solid electron device not unlike the ones used in computers today.
The thermodynamic temperature, T, is a measure of how the energy of the system is distributed among its microscopic states.
14) When the temperature is positive, the system can sample the available microscopic energy states, and an equilibrium state includes a distribution of microscopic states.