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energy state

[′en·ər·jē ‚stāt]
(quantum mechanics)
An eigenstate of the energy (Hamiltonian) operator, so that the energy has a definite stationary value. Also known as eigenstate; energy eigenstate; quantum state; stationary state.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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