Hydrogen wavefunctions transitioning between states with different quantum numbers 𝒏,𝒍,𝒎.
Each transition shows a state α|𝒏𝒍𝒎⟩+β|𝒏'𝒍'𝒎'⟩, where α decreases and β increases. Dots represent the values of 𝒏𝒍𝒎, and the solid lines show possible allowed values.
This animation shows the spatial probability density of finding an electron in a hydrogen atom.
The quantum numbers 𝒏,𝒍,𝒎 are the parameters which specify the state of the hydrogen atom:
- 𝒏: total energy
- 𝒍: total angular momentum
- 𝒎: z-component of angular momentum
Spherical harmonics -- no longer just for screensavers!
It's not very atomic if I can see the transitions.
It's somewhat tomic.