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Dynamics of the Vacuum and Casimir Analogs to the Hydrogen Atom
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Author and Affiliation:
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)
Abstract: This 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.
Publication Date: Apr 02, 2015
Document ID:
20150006842
(Acquired Apr 28, 2015)
Subject Category: PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; NUMERICAL ANALYSIS; COMPUTER PROGRAMMING AND SOFTWARE
Report/Patent Number: JSC-CN-33080
Document Type: Technical Report
Financial Sponsor: NASA Johnson Space Center; Houston, TX, United States
Organization Source: NASA Johnson Space Center; Houston, TX, United States
Description: 9p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright; Distribution as joint owner in the copyright
NASA Terms: DYNAMICS; ANALOGS; HYDROGEN ATOMS; VACUUM; QUANTUM THEORY; FLUX QUANTIZATION; RUGGEDNESS; DIRECT NUMERICAL SIMULATION; BOHR THEORY; EIGENVECTORS; GROUND STATE; HARMONIC OSCILLATORS; QUANTUM NUMBERS; FLUX DENSITY; NUMERICAL ANALYSIS; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; ELECTRON ORBITALS; APPLICATIONS PROGRAMS (COMPUTERS)
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