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Dynamics of the Vacuum and Casimir Analogs to the Hydrogen AtomThis paper will discuss the current viewpoint of the vacuum state and explore the idea of a "natural" vacuum as opposed to immutable, non-degradable vacuum. This concept will be explored for all primary quantum numbers to show consistency with observation at the level of Bohr theory. A comparison with the Casimir force per unit area will be made, and an explicit function for the spatial variation of the vacuum density around the atomic nucleus will be derived. This explicit function will be numerically modeled using the industry multi-physics tool, COMSOL(trademark), and the eigenfrequencies for the n = 1 to n = 7 states will be found and compared to expectation.
Document ID
20150006842
Document Type
Other
Authors
White, Harold (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Vera, Jerry (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Bailey, Paul (Wyle Integrated Science and Engineering Group Houston, TX, United States)
March, Paul (Jacobs Technology, Inc. Houston, TX, United States)
Lawrence, Tim (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Sylvester, Andre (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Brady, David (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
April 28, 2015
Publication Date
April 2, 2015
Subject Category
Atomic and Molecular Physics
Computer Programming and Software
Numerical Analysis
Physics of Elementary Particles and Fields
Report/Patent Number
JSC-CN-33080
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.

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