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I have tried my hand at Googling the topic, but I can't seem to find any detailed websites about the electron-ion recombination for hydrogen H ions (a proton).

Could someone please help explain the process or direct to a link?

Thanks!

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I have tried my hand at Googling the topic, but I can't seem to find any detailed websites about the electron-ion recombination for hydrogen H ions (a proton).

Could someone please help explain the process or direct to a link?

Thanks!

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And could you please explain this bit again in simpler terms?The difference is that initial state might not be an eigen state of your system, so you would probably end up with a superposition of frequencies being emitted. But since all of these will be nearly degenerate, it won't really matter.

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So long as conserved quantities are conserved, yes. So angular momentum, for example, has to change by one per emitted photon.

Only certain states can be written as specific l,m,n combination. An arbitrary state has to be written as some linear combination of these. Energy an arbitrary state needs to lose to go to ground state also isn't going to be exactly equal to any of the available transitions. But that's kind of the point of the quantum mechanics. You can emit a photon that's in superposition of several different energy states. And that's what will have to happen as free electron gets captured.papermuke said:And could you please explain this bit again in simpler terms?

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