Hi, everyone! Today is not today. Elementary particles are known to fall in two species, taking for granted the Standard Model (SM): bosons and fermions. The SM bosons are photons, gluons, W and Z bosons and the recently found Higgs … Continue reading

# Category Archives: Chemistry

Old (old fashioned!) Quantum Mechanics is understood as the quantum theory before its final formulation around 1927-1931…It includes the Bohr model, the Wilson-Bohr-Sommerfeld quantization and some other tricks like the one to take into account the finite nuclear size. For … Continue reading

Hi, everyone! I am back, again! And I have some new toys in order to post faster (new powerful plugin). Topic today: Ramanujan! Why Ramanujan liked the next equation? (1) This equation can be rewritten as follows (2) … Continue reading

An interesting but relatively unknown variation of the Bohr model is to use a logarithmic potential energy. In that case, we have (1) (2) (3) Bohr quantization rules impose and that so (4) and then (5) (6) (7) The momentum … Continue reading

The Bohr model of the hydrogen atom is a cool and nice “toy model”. It serves as a prototype in many applications, even if it is not fully “quantum”. It does provide many applications. In this post, and the followings, … Continue reading

The year 2013 is coming to its end…And I have a final gift for you. An impossible post! This year was the Bohr model 100th anniversary. I have talked about this subject already, here, here and here. The hydrogen spectrum is very important in Astronomy, … Continue reading

Dedicated to Niels Bohr and his atomic model (1913-2013) 3rd part: From gravatoms to dark matter Gravatoms Imagine a proton an an electron were bound together in a hydrogen atom by gravitational forces and not by electric forces. We have … Continue reading

Dedicated to Niels Bohr and his atomic model (1913-2013) 2nd part: Electron shells, Quantum Mechanics and The Periodic Table Niels Bohr (1923) was the first to propose that the periodicity in the properties of the chemical elements might be explained … Continue reading

Dedicated to Niels Bohr and his atomic model (1913-2013) 1st part: A centenary model This is a blog entry devoted to the memory of a great scientist, N. Bohr, one of the greatest master minds during the 20th century, one … Continue reading