energy eigenstate

energy eigenstate

[′en·ər·jē′ī·gən‚stāt]
(quantum mechanics)
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A time interval [DELTA]t can be associated with the time function t during which is measured the energy eigenstate function E which itself has a certain width [DELTA]E, with both widths ([DELTA]) satisfying (10).
n], the lifetime of an atom in energy eigenstate n, and the impact of [DELTA]E on the transition energy [E.
The proton wave function could as usual be written as a superposition of energy eigenstates

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