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CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY COLLOQUIUM


"Bohr's molecular model: 100 years later"


Dr. Marlan O. Scully
Baylor, Texas A&M, and Princeton

ABSTRACT 

It is generally believed that the old quantum theory, as presented by Niels Bohr [1] in 1913, fails when applied to few electron systems such as molecular hydrogen. A century later we found [2,3], with modest extensions, that the Bohr model does provide surprising accuracy for potential energy curves of H2 and other molecules and offers insightful perspectives on configurations of multielectron atoms.

References
[1] N. Bohr, Phil. Mag., 1, 476 (1913).
[2] A. Svidzinsky, M. Scully, D. Herschbach, Phys. Rev. Lett, 95, 080401 (2005).
[3] D. Herschbach, M. Scully, A. Svidzinsky, Physik Journal, 12, 37 (2013).



Friday, September 6, 2013
Room C-105, 3:30 PM
Baylor Sciences Building


CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY

(Refreshments to be served at 3:00 PM)