Spin-dependent Bohm trajectories for hydrogen eigenstates

CG Colijn, Vrscay E. R.

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The Bohm trajectories for several hydrogen atom eigenstates are determined, taking into account the additional momentum term ∇×s that arises from the Pauli current. Unlike the original Bohmian result, the spin-dependent term yields nonstationary trajectories. The relationship between the trajectories and the standard visualizations of orbitals is discussed. The trajectories for a model problem that simulates a 1s-2p transition in hydrogen are also examined.
Translated title of the contributionSpin-dependent Bohm trajectories for hydrogen eigenstates
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)334 - 340
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2004


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