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 OALibJ  Vol.1 No.3 , June 2014
Quantum Structures of the Hydrogen Atom
Abstract: Modern quantum theory introduces quantum structures (decompositions into subsystems) as a new discourse that is not fully comparable with the classical-physics counterpart. To this end, so-called Entanglement Relativity appears as a corollary of the universally valid quantum mechanics that can provide for a deeper and more elaborate description of the composite quantum systems. In this paper we employ this new concept to describe the hydrogen atom. We offer a consistent picture of the hydrogen atom as an open quantum system that naturally answers the following important questions: 1) how do the so called “quantum jumps” in atomic excitation and de-excitation occur? and 2) why does the classically and seemingly artificial “center-of-mass + relative degrees of freedom” structure appear as the primarily operable form in most of the experimental reality of atoms?
Cite this paper: Jeknić-Dugić, J. , Dugić, M. , Francom, A. and Arsenijević, M. (2014) Quantum Structures of the Hydrogen Atom. Open Access Library Journal, 1, 1-9. doi: 10.4236/oalib.1100501.
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