CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY COLLOQUIUM
"Bohr's molecular model: 100 years later"
Dr. Marlan O. Scully
Baylor, Texas A&M, and Princeton
It is generally believed that the old quantum theory, as presented by Niels Bohr  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.
 N. Bohr, Phil. Mag., 1, 476 (1913).
 A. Svidzinsky, M. Scully, D. Herschbach, Phys. Rev. Lett, 95, 080401 (2005).
 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
(Refreshments to be served at 3:00 PM)
THE INSTITUTE FOR QUANTUM
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING