Chapter 4. Quantum Nature of the Nanoworld

  1. Prof. Edward L. Wolf

Published Online: 4 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9783527618972.ch4

Nanophysics and Nanotechnology: An Introduction to Modern Concepts in Nanoscience, Second Edition

Nanophysics and Nanotechnology: An Introduction to Modern Concepts in Nanoscience, Second Edition

How to Cite

Wolf, E. L. (2006) Quantum Nature of the Nanoworld, in Nanophysics and Nanotechnology: An Introduction to Modern Concepts in Nanoscience, Second Edition, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527618972.ch4

Author Information

  1. Polytechnic University Brooklyn, Othmer Department. ewolf@poly.edu

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 7 AUG 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527406517

Online ISBN: 9783527618972

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Keywords:

  • electrons;
  • protons;
  • neutrons;
  • atoms;
  • dimensions

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Bohr's Model of the Nuclear Atom

  • Particle-wave Nature of Light and atter, DeBroglie Formulas δ=h/p, E=hm

  • Wavefunction Ψ for Electron, Probability Density Ψ*Ψ, Traveling and Standing Waves

  • Maxwell's Equations; E and B as Wavefunctions for Photons, Optical Fiber Modes

  • The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle

  • Schrodinger Equation, Quantum States and Energies, Barrier Tunneling

  • The Hydrogen Atom, One-electron Atoms, Excitons

  • Fermions, Bosons and Occupation Rules