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quantum mechanics

quantum mechanics,

n the application of quantum theory to statistical mechanics to explain the properties of matter when examined at the subatomic level. See also quantum.
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In the counterintuitive world of quantum physics, these holes retain the quantum mechanical property called spin, the complement of the missing electron's spin.
Also, the very fact that the hard reaction in DIS is describable in perturbation theory means that we are dealing with a different quantum mechanical object than an undisturbed proton.
First, it means that quantum mechanical probability laws can prevail over the classical laws of kinetics in this complex biological system, even at normal temperatures.
Quantum mechanical considerations about electronic states, electron transports, and various scattering processes, including light-matter interaction, are thus crucial.
Mathematical and quantum mechanical equations are minimal.
McMahon tackles this difficult, highly mathematical subject in his straightforward guide to the latest quantum mechanical theories.
The model is based on first-principles, quantum mechanical calculations that follow the changes in the electron clouds surrounding the molecular backbone when a voltage is applied across a molecule.
To take the next step and monitor the chemical events is, unfortunately, not possible with molecular mechanics methods; to do so requires a more accurate description of the quantum mechanical processes involved in the reaction.
Materials Studio quantum mechanical and force-field capabilities, along with advanced statistical correlation methods will be available as SciTegic Pipeline Pilot[TM] components.
The cryostat is used for the cooling of semiconductor samples to a temperature of about 10mK, Which Allows the observation of quantum mechanical phenomena by optical measurements.
Rimberg's future work will use nonlinear superconducting systems, different from using the semiconducting crystals in this experiment, to make very strongly quantum mechanical systems.
By using highly accurate quantum mechanical simulations, we can offer reliable insight that goes beyond the scope of the laboratory.