Aerts, CM and Zarychta, B. and Strange, P. (2003) The magnetic field of the one-electron atom. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS , 24 (4). pp. 451-468. ISSN 0143-0807 .
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Basic electromagnetism and relativistic quantum theory are used to evaluate the magnetic field due to the electron in a one-electron atom. The field patterns are displayed and discussed for several eigenstates with low values of the quantum numbers. The effect of increasing the number of protons in the nucleus is shown explicitly. Comparison with the non-relativistic result illustrates the effects of relativity in atoms. There is a brief discussion of the meaning of the terms spin and orbital magnetic moment of an atom in the light of these results.
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics|
|Divisions:||Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Physical Sciences > Functional Materials Group
Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Physical Sciences
|Depositing User:||Paul Strange|
|Date Deposited:||05 Sep 2008 11:04|
|Last Modified:||14 Jan 2010 14:17|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/4694 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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