electron cloud


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electron cloud

[i′lek‚trän ‚klau̇d]
(atomic physics)
Picture of an electron state in which the charge is thought of as being smeared out, with the resulting charge density distribution corresponding to the probability distribution function associated with the Schrödinger wave function.
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(3) The results of XPS analysis showed that the photoelectron spectroscopy peaks of Mg2p and Al2p moved towards low energy after collector CY-23 was absorbed on chlorite surface, which indicated that chemical bonding through electron cloud transfer occurred between collector CY-23 and Mg/Al ions of chlorite surface.
The disadvantage of chemical functionalization is that it destroys the [pi] electron clouds of CNTs to a certain extent and reduces the inherent conductivity of CNTs.
Modelling of the electron clouds at various energy levels of the TFs was shown in Figure 6.
This hole, or space vacated by an electron, also has a magnetic field due to the collective spin of the remaining electron cloud.
The electron clouds, which scientists call orbitals, morph into different shapes at staggering speeds.
Recently, a team of theoretical physicists saw the trilobite's shape in the electron cloud they've plotted for a hypothetical two-atom rubidium molecule.
Physicists generally regard an atom's nucleus as immune to the tumult of the electron cloud that surrounds it.
They unexpectedly discovered that, under certain conditions, a relativistic electron could behave like a ring-shaped electron cloud spinning around the nucleus.
In the simpler case of an undisturbed electron orbiting a nucleus, scientists have calculated the full, detailed solution, or wave function, and from it derived the so-called orbital shapes of the electron cloud. These shapes have been a source of revolutionary insights about chemical bonding and the energy-absorption properties of atoms, says C.
They calculated the shape of each isomer's electron cloud using a conventional technique (a-c, center) and their new approach (ac, bottom).
The electron clouds of the crystalline sheets are stressed by adding trace amounts of elements that have three or five outer shell electrons that will enable electrons to move.
Zhihao Hao from University of Waterloo's Department of Physics and Astronomy have experimentally shown that electron clouds in superconducting materials can snap into an aligned and directional order called nematicity.

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