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ERIC Number: EJ817554
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0807
A Cartoon in One Dimension of the Hydrogen Molecular Ion
Dutta, Sourav; Ganguly, Shreemoyee; Dutta-Roy, Binayak
European Journal of Physics, v29 n2 p235-249 Mar 2008
To illustrate the basic methodology involved in the quantum mechanics of molecules, a one-dimensional caricature of the hydrogen molecular ion (H[superscript +][subscript 2]) is presented, which is exactly solvable, in the Born-Oppenheimer approximation, in terms of elementary functions. The purpose of the exercise is to elucidate in a simple setting the standard approach to the electronic and vibrational states of molecules, a subject of interest to students of physics, chemistry and biology. (Contains 9 figures and 5 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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