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Stark Effect

State Lifetimes and Line Intensities for 1-Electron Atom

QED Calculations

Helium Excited States

H- and Hydrino H-

One Through Ten Electron Atoms

Eleven Through Twenty Electron Atoms

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Electron Double-Slit Experiment

Aspect Experiment

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Exact Classical Quantum Mechanical Solutions for Atomic Helium Which Predicts Conjugate Parameters from a Unique Solution for the First Time – R.L. Mills, Physics Essays, Vol. 21(2), (2008), 103–141.

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The Fallacy of Feynman’s Argument on the Stability of the Hydrogen Atom According to Quantum Mechanics – R.L. Mills, Annales de la Fondation Louis de Broglie, Vol. 30, No. 2, (2005), pp. 129-151.

Exact Classical Quantum Mechanical Solutions for One- Through Twenty-Electron Atoms – R.L. Mills, Physics Essays, Vol. 18, No. 3, September, (2005), pp. 321–361.

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Classical Quantum Mechanics – R. Mills, Physics Essays, Vol. 16, No. 4, December (2003), pp. 433-498.

Physical Solutions of the Nature of the Atom, Photon, and Their Interactions to Form Excited and Predicted Hydrino States – R. Mills, Physics Essays, Vol. 20, No.4, (2007) 403.

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Modeling the Analytical Equations to Generate the Atomic Orbital Current-Vector Field (See Ch.1) – pdf or zip of .nb

Analytical Equations to Generate the Free Electron Current Vector Field and the Angular Momentum Density Function (See App. IV) – pdf or zip of .nb

Electric Potential and Field of the Free Electron, Semi-Analytic Approach – pdf or zip of .nb

Electric Potential and Field of the Free Electron, Code Summary and Visualization – pdf or zip of .nb

Appendix V: Analytical Equation Derivation of the Photon Electric and Magnetic Fields (See App. V) – pdf or zip of .nb

Modeling of the Larmor Precession – pdf or zip of .nb

Modeling of the Free Electron – pdf or zip of .nb

Modeling of the Modulation Functions – pdf or zip of .nb

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**Electron Atomic Orbital Poster**

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Electron Atomic Orbital Current Pattern (Ch. 1 )

The bound electron (the *electron atomic orbital*) is composed of a continuous distribution of great-circle current loops. The distribution is constructed such that it results in two angular momentum vectors, giving rise to the phenomenon of electron spin. Once achieved, this distribution is unique according to Maxwell’s Equations.

This stand-alone executable allows the user to numerically calculate and render the charge distribution profile and angular momentum projections of the hydrogen atom, both unnormalized and normalized.

Modulation Functions (Ch. 1 )

Below: Atomic Orbitals (AO’s) are surface charge density waves on the electron atomic orbital that spin harmonically about the z-axis. Quantum mechanics interprets these as probability-density lobes.

Excited States (Ch. 2 )

Below: Excited states form larger, concentric atomic orbitals with modulation functions. A radial dipole moment makes them unstable.

Photon absorption to form an excited state. |
Px or Py excited state ( brightness corresponds)to photon field strength (See Fig. 2.1) |

*The Free Electron* (Ch. 3 )

Below: Free electrons form planar disks of moving charge in the plane perpendicular to their angular momentum axis. The angular velocity is constant, but the charge and current magnitude fall to zero at the edge of the disk.

The Photon (Ch. 4 )

Below: The photon is a distribution of electric and magnetic field lines.

Linearly polarized photon (See Fig. 4.7) |

Classical Photon Scattering (Ch. 8 )

Classical photon diffraction (See Fig. 8.1) |
Left: In the photon double-slit experiment, the impinging photon’s electric and magnetic fields give rise to currents at both slits (blue). The currents then reemit the photon, and the variation of intensity in the far field is due to the conservation of angular momentum of the source currents. There is no constructive or destructive interference of electromagnetic fields. |

Classical Electron Scattering (Ch. 8 )

Below: For an online discussion of this topic, view the Electron Double-Slit Experiment page.

Classical electron diffraction (See Fig. 8.9) |
Classical electron diffraction – top view (See Fig. 8.9) |

Multi-Electron Atoms

The potassium atom |
Left: Multi-electron atoms consist of concentric electron atomic orbitals, one corresponding to each atomic orbital. |