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Elliptic trajectories of the electron

  1. Nov 9, 2007 #1
    I would like to give me some information about elliptic trajectories of a free electron around a proton???
    THNX in advance
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 9, 2007 #2
    This sounds like more of a quantum mechanics question.

    A short, strong electrical pulse should be able to alter an electron's probability distribution from a ring-like orbit path to an elliptical orbit path with a sharp peak (think wave packet). Any electrical pulse *should* "nudge" an electron so that it's probability of being in a particular location increases.

    Wherever the electron's probability density is highest should begin to orbit in an elliptical manner.
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