electron wave function

electron wave function

[i′lek‚trän ‚wāv ‚fəŋk·shən]
(quantum mechanics)
Function of the spin orientation and position of one or more electrons, specifying the dynamical state of the electrons; the square of the function's modulus gives the probability per unit volume of finding electrons at a given position.
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According to the standard interpretation of quantum theory, the collapse of the electron wave function to one side or the other of the barrier, after the tunneling produces a component on each side, is purely a random event, internal to the quantum system.
The researchers read the hologram using the microscope to measure the energy state of a single electron wave function.
According to the standard interpretation of the quantum theory, the collapse of the electron wave function to one side or the other of the barrier, after the tunnelling produces a component on each side, is purely a random event, internal to the quantum system.
Therefore, electron wave function and time dependent perturbation for the Hamiltonian (8), (9) in this inertial coordinate system can be expressed as
Corrals let us actively shape electron wave functions," determining their spatial positions and energy levels, says Donald M.
Next, the brems-strahlung interacts with electron wave functions above the grating surface, their spatial pattern determined by their interference with the grating slits.