For my Quantum II class I am working on a paper about masers. I am using a naive model (a coupled pair of infinite potential wells), and I would like to find out where I can find a graph of the inversion potential energy curve. This would be a simple one dimensional curve of the potential along the Nitrogen inversion axis. If one googles Ammonia maser, a qualitative curve can easily be found, but I have been unsuccessful in finding a graph that actually has data points on it. A set of points would be fine too. My end game is using this data to find the partition size in the middle. I am going to use a potential energy partition for the wells that has a full maximum values but the width set at half the height of the real curve. The solution for my model is the value of the wave number ##k## for a pair of transcendental equations that have a family of roots where n=1,2,3, etc. The ##k##'s can be use to calculate the transition energy between even and odd parity states, and hopefully this energy will be somewhat closely correspond to a 24GHz frequency , and hopeWhat numerical calculation function would be best for finding roots of transcendentals involving trig and hyperbolic trig functions?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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# A Potential Energy Curve for Ammonia Inversion?

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