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 contribution||Spin-dependent Bohm trajectories for hydrogen eigenstates|
|Pages (from-to)||334 - 340|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2004|