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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.
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The nuclei are presumed to be in the lower energy state before the tip.
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By manipulating the energy states, they were able to control the current passing through the molecule.
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However, the dome-shaped tip, like a molecule, has discrete energy states.

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