Open Quantum Physics and Environmental Heat Conversion into Usable Energy

Volume: 1

Indexed in: EBSCO.

A Quantum system can be viewed as a larger closed system comprising of two components: an open quantum system and its surrounding environment. These two components interact with each other, and in ...
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Open hydrogen atom

Pp. 191-208 (18)

Eliade Stefanescu

Abstract

In this chapter, we apply our quantum master equation for a system of Fermions in free electromagnetic field to a hydrogen atom. We obtain a quantum master equation describing transitions between the eigenstates of a hydrogen atom, with coefficients depending on the hydrogen wave functions. We find that these coefficients are in agreement with published experimental data for life times of the lower excited states.

Keywords:

spherical coordinates, effective mass, momentum, angular momentum, spin, total angular momentum, commutation relation, eigenfunction, eigenvalue, spectroscopic constant, Laguerre polynomial, Legendre polynomial, orthogonality, Bohr radius, transition operator, degenerate states, radial function, spherical function, decay rate, life time.

Affiliation:

Center of Advanced Studies in Physics of the Romanian Academy, Bucharest Romania.