What is a Gaussian Wave Packet?

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Can anyone tell me what a Gaussian Wave Packet is?
What happens to the atoms inside a Gaussian Wave Packet?
Can more than one Gaussian Wave Packet Exist in the same place?
Thank you,
 

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Can anyone tell me what a Gaussian Wave Packet is?
What happens to the atoms inside a Gaussian Wave Packet?
Can more than one Gaussian Wave Packet Exist in the same place?
Thank you,
Can you give us links to the reading you've been dong so far on this? We prefer to answer specific questions about links to peer-reviewed articles. Thanks.
 
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What happens to the atoms inside a Gaussian Wave Packet?
Can more than one Gaussian Wave Packet Exist in the same place?
Neither of these questions make any sense, because a Gaussian wave packet is a mathematical concept (it's a sum of various solutions to a particular differential equation). This is like asking what happens to the atoms inside a prime number, or whether two logarithms can exist in the same place.
 

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