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The First Image Ever of a Hydrogen Atom's Orbital Structure

The First Image Ever of a Hydrogen Atoms Orbital Structure What you’re looking at is the first direct observation of an atom’s electron orbital — an atoms actual wave function! To capture the image, researchers utilized a new quantum microscope — an incredible new device that literally allows scientists to gaze into the quantum realm.

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Probability densities for the electron of a hydrogen atom in different quantum states. (ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_state)

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The First Image Ever of a Hydrogen Atom's Orbital Structure

The First Image Ever of a Hydrogen Atom's Orbital Structure - What you’re looking at is the first direct observation of an atom’s electron orbital — an atom's actual wave function! To capture the image, researchers utilized a new quantum microscope — an incredible new device that literally allows scientists to gaze into the quantum realm.

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The Crab Nebula (M1) ~ the Crab is now known to be a supernova remnant, debris from the death explosion of a massive star, witnessed and recorded by astronomers in the year 1054. This sharp, ground-based telescopic view uses narrowband data to track emission from ionized oxygen and hydrogen atoms (in blue and red) and explore the tangled filaments within the still expanding cloud.: http://buff

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"Joules of the Universe". Diagram depicting all energy levels in the universe, beginning with a single photon, then progressing up to the energy of a hydrogen atom, the energy of an atomic bomb, the yearly output of the sun, and finally the total energy output of the universe. Memorable steps along the way include the energy in a ton of coal, and the energy of a bumblebee traveling at half the speed of light.

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Hydrogen bonding between water molecules. H bonding is responsible for many of the important properties of water such as high cohesion, surface tension, boiling point and its role as a universal solvent.

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