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Probability densities for the electron of a hydrogen atom in different quantum states. (ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_state)

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Comparison of classical and quantum harmonic oscillator conceptions for a single spinless particle. The two processes differ greatly. The classical process (A–B) is represented as the motion of a particle along a trajectory. The quantum process (C–H) has no such trajectory. Rather, it is represented as a wave. Panels (C–F) show four different standing wave solutions of the Schrödinger equation. Panels (G–H) further show two different wave functions that are solutions of the Schrödinger ...

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Schrodinger Wave Equation. The beauty of it. From the book "Quantum: A Guide for the Perplexed" by Jim Al Khalili

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from io9

The First Image Ever of a Hydrogen Atom's Orbital Structure - What you’re looking at is the first direct observation of an atom’s electron orbital — an atom's actual wave function! To capture the image, researchers utilized a new quantum microscope — an incredible new device that literally allows scientists to gaze into the quantum realm.

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from io9

The First Image Ever of a Hydrogen Atoms Orbital Structure What you’re looking at is the first direct observation of an atom’s electron orbital — an atoms actual wave function! To capture the image, researchers utilized a new quantum microscope — an incredible new device that literally allows scientists to gaze into the quantum realm.

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Undressing the Atom: Imaging its Wave Function That blue, pixilated image, ladies and gentlemen, is the very first image of an atom’s electron orbital structure. In other words, you’re looking at the first picture of an atom’s wave function. This is the most detailed photograph ever taken of an atom, it allows us to compare the structure of the atom as it really exists against how our models say they should look - this is nothing short of extraordinary. To learn m

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